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Hooton Name Meaning

English (mainly central and northwestern England): habitational name from Hooton in Cheshire, or from Hooton Levitt, Hooton Pagnell, or Hooton Roberts in South Yorkshire, all named with Old English hoh ‘spur of land’ + tun ‘farmstead’. See Hooten.

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

Similar surnames: Hopton, Holton, Booton, Horton, Harton, Ponton, Tolton, Helton

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Where is the Hooton family from?

You can see how Hooton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hooton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hooton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Hooton families living in Indiana. This was about 25% of all the recorded Hooton's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Hooton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hooton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hooton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hooton. 20% of Hooton men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Hooton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hooton were Machinist 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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hooton. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hooton. For the veterans among your Hooton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hooton lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hooton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Hooton in 1954 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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