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Leighton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, as for example those in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, and Shropshire, are named with Old English leac ‘leek’ + tun ‘settlement’. Compare Layton.

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


Similar surnames: Heighton, Deighton, Laughton, Haughton, Knighton, Houghton, Creighton

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Leighton Family Origin

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Leighton Family Occupations

What did your Leighton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Leighton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Leighton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leighton family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leighton.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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Leighton Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Leighton ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Leighton Life Expectancy

What is the average Leighton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, Leighton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Leighton in 1947 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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