Kirton Family History

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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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Kirton Family Origin

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Kirton Family Occupations

What did your Kirton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kirton family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Farming and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kirton. The most common Kirton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Kirton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Carpenter

  • Shoemaker


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Kirton Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Kirton Life Expectancy

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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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kirton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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