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Edgerton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Kent and Cheshire, called Egerton. The former is so called from Old English Ecgheardingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Ecgheard’ (see Eckert); the second, which is the main source of the surname, is more likely to have been named as the ‘settlement of Ecghere’ (in which the second element is Old English here ‘army’).

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


Similar surnames: Leverton, Anderton, Everton, Overton, Denton, Emberton, Netherton

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Edgerton Family Origin

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Edgerton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Edgerton. The most common Edgerton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Edgerton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Edgerton family was Farming.

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