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Laughton Name Meaning

habitational name from any of the numerous places in England so called. Most of them, as for example those in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (near Gainsborough), Sussex, and West Yorkshire, are named with Old English leac ‘leek’ + tun ‘enclosure’. The compound was also used in the extended sense of a herb garden and later of a kitchen garden. Laughton near Folkingham in Lincolnshire, however, was probably named as loc-tun ‘enclosed farm’ (see Lock 2). variant spelling of Lawton.

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

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Laughton Family Origin

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Laughton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Sailor

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Laughton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Laughton's were Farmers. Farmer, Sailor and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laughton. A less common occupation for the Laughton family was Carpenter.

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