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Moulton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places with this name, as for example in Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, and North Yorkshire. For the most part these were named in Old English as ‘Mula’s settlement’, from the Old English personal name or byname Mula ‘mule’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but in some cases they may have been originally farms where mules were reared or kept. In the case of the Norfolk place name the first element was probably a personal name Moda, a short form of the various compound names with a first element mod ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’.

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


Similar surnames: Poulton, Coulton, Colton, Holton, Tolton, Muston, Milton, Houston

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Moulton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Moulton name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    55%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • France

    5%

  • Norway

    3%

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Moulton Family Origin

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Moulton Family Occupations

What did your Moulton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moulton. A less common occupation for the Moulton family was Carpenter. The most common Moulton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Moulton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Moulton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Moulton. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Moulton. For the veterans among your Moulton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moulton Life Expectancy

What is the average Moulton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Moulton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Moulton in 1940 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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