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Exton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so called in Devon, Hampshire, Leicestershire, and Somerset. The first and last derive their name from the Celtic river name Exe, while the place in Hampshire, recorded in 940 as East Seaxnatune, is named from Old English Eastseaxe ‘East Saxon’, and the Leicestershire place name is from Old English oxa ‘of the oxen’. In each case the final element is from Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Elton, Easton, Ecton, Eaton, Felton, Oxton, Axton, Henton, Luton

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Where is the Exton family from?

You can see how Exton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Exton family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Exton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Exton families living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Exton's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Exton families in 1840.
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What did your Exton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Exton. 25% of Exton men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Exton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Exton were Caddie 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

  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman
  • Caddie

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Exton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Exton. For the veterans among your Exton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Exton lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Exton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Exton in 1963 was 83, and 79 in 2004.

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