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Lorton Family History

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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Where is the Lorton family from?

You can see how Lorton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lorton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lorton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Lorton families living in Missouri. This was about 19% of all the recorded Lorton's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Lorton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lorton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lorton ancestors do for a living?

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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*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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    33%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Lorton lifespan?

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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