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Mitton Family History

Mitton Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived in the center of a village, from Middle English midde ‘mid’ + toun ‘village’, ‘town’. habitational name from places in Lancashire, Worcestershire, and West Yorkshire, so named in Old English as ‘farmstead at a river confluence’, from (ge)m¯ðe ‘river confluence’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Bitton, Milton, Litton, Fitton, Ditton, Minton, Hilton, Hatton

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Where is the Mitton family from?

You can see how Mitton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mitton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mitton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Mitton family living in Alabama. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mitton's in the USA. Alabama and 2 other states had the highest population of Mitton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mitton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mitton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mitton. 28% of Mitton men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Mitton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mitton were Carpenter and Seamstress.

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Seamstress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Mitton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mitton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mitton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mitton. For the veterans among your Mitton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mitton lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mitton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mitton in 1951 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

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