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Kirton Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire, named with Old English cirice or Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Kilton, Girton, Kinton, Kenton, Winton, Milton, Litton, Wilton

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Where is the Kirton family from?

You can see how Kirton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kirton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kirton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Kirton families living in South Carolina. This was about 80% of all the recorded Kirton's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Kirton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kirton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kirton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kirton. 20% of Kirton men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Kirton women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kirton were Clerk 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
    20%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Domestic
    22%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    16%
  • Clerk
    11%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Kirton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kirton. 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 Kirton. For the veterans among your Kirton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kirton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kirton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kirton in 1940 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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