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Lefton Name Meaning

habitational name, perhaps from Lepton in West Yorkshire, which is named from Old English hlep ‘leap’ (hence ‘cliff’, ‘steep slope’) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. probably a variant of Leverton.

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


Similar surnames: Lenton, Leston, Leaton, Sefton, Lifton, Linton, Clifton, Liston

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Where is the Lefton family from?

You can see how Lefton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lefton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lefton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Lefton family living in Alabama. This was 100% of all the recorded Lefton's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Lefton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lefton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lefton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lefton. 21% of Lefton men worked as a Salesman and 43% of Lefton women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lefton were Laborer and New Worker.

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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

  • Salesman
    21%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    43%
  • Farm Laborer
    29%
  • New Worker
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lefton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lefton 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 593 immigration records available for the last name Lefton. 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 313 military records available for the last name Lefton. For the veterans among your Lefton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lefton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Lefton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Lefton in 1962 was 70, and 74 in 2004.

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