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Galton Family History

Galton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Dorset named Galton.

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


Similar surnames: Halton, Dalton, Alton, Gatton, Garton, Salton, Talton, Gayton, Calton

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Where is the Galton family from?

You can see how Galton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Galton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Galton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Galton family living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Galton's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Galton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Galton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Galton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Galton. 25% of Galton men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Galton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Galton were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Farm
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Galton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galton 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Galton. 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 559 military records available for the last name Galton. For the veterans among your Galton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Galton lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Galton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Galton in 1966 was 76, and 61 in 2004.

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