Lawton Family History

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Lawton Name Meaning

habitational name, common in Lancashire and Yorkshire, from Buglawton or Church Lawton in Cheshire, or Lawton in Herefordshire, named in Old English as ‘settlement on or near a hill’, or ‘settlement by a burial mound’, from hlaw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. variant spelling of Laughton.

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

Similar surnames: Layton, Laxton, Dalton, Auton, Luton, Marton, Saxton, Litton, Liston

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Lawton Family Origin

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Lawton Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lawton. A less common occupation for the Lawton family was Farm Laborer. The most common Lawton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Lawton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Lawton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lawton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lawton 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Lawton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lawton. For the veterans among your Lawton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lawton Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lawton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lawton in 1944 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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