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Netherton Family History

Netherton Name Meaning

English (Cornwall and Devon): habitational name from one or more of the many minor places called Netherton in Devon (the placename occurs in the parishes of Berry Pomeroy Buckland Monachorum Combe Martin Farway Haccombe Hartland Sherford and Staverton) or from one or more of the other places in England called Netherton found in Worcestershire Northumberland Lancashire and Yorkshire. All of these placenames derive from Middle English nether ‘lower’ + toun ‘settlement’ (Old English neothera tūn).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Leverton, Betterton, Atherton, Nettleton, Edgerton, Emberton

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Where is the Netherton family from?

You can see how Netherton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Netherton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Netherton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Netherton families living in Tennessee. This was about 38% of all the recorded Netherton's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Netherton families in 1840.
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What did your Netherton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Netherton. 28% of Netherton men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Netherton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Netherton were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Netherton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Netherton. For the veterans among your Netherton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Netherton lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Netherton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Netherton in 1953 was 52, and 63 in 2004.

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