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Elton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. For the most part they derive from the Old English personal name Ella or Elli (see Ellington) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Berkshire, however, gets its first element from the Old English female personal name Æ{dh}elfl?d (composed of the elements æ{dh}el ‘noble’ + fl?d ‘beauty’). One in Cambridgeshire has its first element from the personal name Æ{dh}elheah (composed of the elements æ{dh}el ‘noble’ + heah ‘high’). The place of this name in County Durham probably gets its first element from Old English ?l ‘eel’.

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


Similar surnames: Elson, Elston, Alton, Felton, Exton, Eldon, Belton, Ecton, Pelton

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Where is the Elton family from?

You can see how Elton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Elton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 14 Elton families living in Connecticut. This was about 29% of all the recorded Elton's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Elton families in 1840.
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What did your Elton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Elton. 23% of Elton men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Elton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elton were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Elton. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Elton. For the veterans among your Elton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elton lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Elton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Elton in 1957 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

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