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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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Where is the Edgerton family from?

You can see how Edgerton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edgerton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edgerton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 54 Edgerton families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Edgerton's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Edgerton families in 1840.
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What did your Edgerton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Edgerton. 17% of Edgerton men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Edgerton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edgerton were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Edgerton. For the veterans among your Edgerton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Edgerton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Edgerton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Edgerton in 1944 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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