Middleton Family History

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Middleton Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the places so called. In over thirty instances from many different areas, the name is from Old English midel ‘middle’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. However, Middleton on the Hill near Leominster in Herefordshire appears in Domesday Book as Miceltune, the first element clearly being Old English micel ‘large’, ‘great’. Middleton Baggot and Middleton Priors in Shropshire have early spellings that suggest gem¯ðhyll (from gem¯ð ‘confluence’ + hyll ‘hill’) + tun as the origin.

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

Similar surnames: Milton, Hilton, Singleton, Pendleton, Duddleston, Huddleston, Moulton

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Middleton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Middleton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Middleton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Middleton Family Origin

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Middleton Family Occupations

What did your Middleton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Middleton. The most common Middleton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Middleton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Middleton family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Middleton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 461,000 census records available for the last name Middleton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Middleton 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 46,000 immigration records available for the last name Middleton. 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 53,000 military records available for the last name Middleton. For the veterans among your Middleton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Middleton Life Expectancy

What is the average Middleton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Middleton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Middleton in 1940 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Middleton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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