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Oughton Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from Oughton alias Owton in Seaton Carew (Durham) which is recorded as Oveton in 1189. The placename derives from the Old English personal name Ofa + tūn ‘farmstead settlement’. variant originating in Warwickshire of Overton or Oulton with assimilation of /l/ to the preceding vowel to give Outon or Owton also spelled Oughton.

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


Similar surnames: Houghton, Roughton, Boughton, Doughton, Auton, Haughton, Laughton

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Where is the Oughton family from?

You can see how Oughton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oughton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Oughton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 39 Oughton families living in Missouri. This was about 38% of all the recorded Oughton's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Oughton families in 1880.
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What did your Oughton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, New Worker and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oughton. 11% of Oughton men worked as a New Worker and 50% of Oughton women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oughton were Janitor and Secretary. .

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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

  • New Worker
    11%
  • Foreman
    11%
  • Chauffeur
    8%
  • Janitor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
    50%
  • Secretary
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 982 military records available for the last name Oughton. For the veterans among your Oughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oughton lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Oughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Oughton in 1958 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

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