Lorton Family History

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Lorton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Cumbria, probably so named from an Old English river name Hlóra nmeaning ‘the roaring one’ + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Horton, Orton, Norton, Worton, Morton, Forton, Gorton, Dorton, Holton

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Lorton Family Origin

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Lorton Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lorton. 18% of Lorton men worked as a Laborer and 33% of Lorton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lorton were Truck Driver and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Lorton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Lorton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lorton 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 618 immigration records available for the last name Lorton. 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 Lorton. For the veterans among your Lorton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lorton Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Lorton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Lorton in 1956 was 83, and 76 in 2004.

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