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Dutton Name Meaning

English (Cheshire Lancashire and Staffordshire): habitational name from either Dutton in Cheshire or Dutton in Lancashire. The first is named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’; the second from the Old English personal name Dudd(a) (see Dodd ) + Old English tūn.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Dutton family from?

You can see how Dutton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dutton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dutton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 78 Dutton families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Dutton's in USA. New York had the highest population of Dutton families in 1840.
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What did your Dutton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dutton. 18% of Dutton men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Dutton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dutton were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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