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Manton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Wiltshire. For the most part the first element is either Old English (ge)m?ne ‘common’, ‘shared’ (see Manley, Manship), or the Old English byname Mann(a) (see Mann). However, in the case of Manton in Lincolnshire the early forms show clearly that it was Old English m(e)alm ‘sand’, ‘chalk’, with reference to the poor soil of the region. The second element is in each case Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Manntáin ‘descendant of Manntán’, a personal name derived from a diminutive of manntach ‘toothless’.

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


Similar surnames: Marton, Banton, Panton, Minton, Catton, Maxton, Manson, Danton

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Where is the Manton family from?

You can see how Manton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Manton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 14 Manton families living in Rhode Island. This was about 61% of all the recorded Manton's in the USA. Rhode Island had the highest population of Manton families in 1840.
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What did your Manton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Manton. 22% of Manton men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Manton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manton were Operator and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Maid
    8%
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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Manton. For the veterans among your Manton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manton lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Manton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Manton in 1954 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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