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Marton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Lincolnshire, Warwickshire, and North Yorkshire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tun ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tun ‘settlement’). Compare Martin 2. Hungarian (Márton): from the Hungarian personal name Márton (see Martin 1).

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


Similar surnames: Martin, Merton, Harton, Manton, Murton, Barton, Morton, Marston

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Where is the Marton family from?

You can see how Marton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Marton families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 25% of all the recorded Marton's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Marton families in 1840.
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What did your Marton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Marton. 17% of Marton men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Marton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marton 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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Marton. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Marton. For the veterans among your Marton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Marton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Marton in 1947 was 63, and 80 in 2004.

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