Dutton Family History

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Dutton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places called Dutton, especially those in Cheshire and Lancashire. The first of these is named from Old English dun ‘hill’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the second is from Old English personal name Dudd(a) (see Dodd 1) + Old English tun.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Dunton, Ditton, Lutton, Hutton, Sutton, Buxton, Litton, Duston, Upton

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Dutton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dutton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dutton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Dutton Family Origin

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Dutton Family Occupations

What did your Dutton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dutton family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dutton. The most common Dutton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Dutton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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Dutton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 186,000 census records available for the last name Dutton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dutton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 92,000 immigration records available for the last name Dutton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Dutton. For the veterans among your Dutton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dutton Life Expectancy

What is the average Dutton lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dutton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dutton in 1941 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dutton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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