Leaton Family History

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Leaton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Leaton in Shropshire. The first element is uncertain, but may be Old English hleo ‘shelter’ or (ge)l?t ‘watercourse’ (modern English ‘leat’). The second element is Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Seaton, Lenton, Eaton, Yeaton, Heaton, Leston, Lefton, Neaton, Yelton

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Leaton Family Origin

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Leaton Family Occupations

What did your Leaton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Leaton family was Carpenter. The most common Leaton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Leaton's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Lawyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leaton.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Lawyer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Leaton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Leaton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Leaton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leaton 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 697 immigration records available for the last name Leaton. 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 686 military records available for the last name Leaton. For the veterans among your Leaton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leaton Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Leaton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Leaton in 1963 was 71, and 79 in 2004.

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