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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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Manton Family Origin

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Manton Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Manton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Manton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Manton family was Plasterer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Manton.

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  • Farmer

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  • Keeping House

  • Plasterer


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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Manton Life Expectancy

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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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