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Murton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in northern England all named in Old English as ‘settlement or enclosure at the marsh or moor’ from mōr ‘marsh fen moor’ + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’. There has been considerable confusion with both Morton and Merton .

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


Similar surnames: Morton, Marton, Muston, Turton, Merton, Burton, Moulton, Ruston

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Where is the Murton family from?

You can see how Murton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Murton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Murton families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Murton's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Murton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Murton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Murton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Murton. 21% of Murton men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Murton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Murton were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    31%
  • Secretary
    24%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Murton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Murton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Murton. For the veterans among your Murton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Murton lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Murton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Murton in 1959 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

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