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Panton Name Meaning

English (mainly Lincolnshire):: habitational name either from Panton (Lincolnshires) which is recorded as Pantone in 1086 or more likely because of the status of many of the early bearers from Great Ponton (Lincolnshire) recorded as Pamptune and Pamtone in 1086. Panton probably derives from Old English panne ‘pan’ with the sense ‘broad shallow depression or hollow’ + tūn ‘farmstead settlement’ but the first element of Great Ponton is uncertain perhaps an unrecorded Old English pamp ‘lump hillock’. perhaps a habitational name from Pamington (Gloucestershire) recorded as Pauynton in 1287 and Panington in 137 Paunton is another possible form of this name though not on record. The placename seems to derive from an Old English personal name Pæfen + the Old English genitival connective -ing- + tūn hence ‘Pæfen's farm’. However the medieval Lincolnshire Pa(u)nton family were socially high-ranking and highly mobile so bearers from other counties may belong with

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

Similar surnames: Ponton, Payton, Manton, Banton, Parton, Paxton, Penton, Spanton

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You can see how Panton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Panton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Panton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Panton families living in Florida Territory. This was about 40% of all the recorded Panton's in USA. Florida Territory and 1 other state had the highest population of Panton families in 1840.
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What did your Panton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Panton. 25% of Panton men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Panton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Panton were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Clerk
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What is the average Panton lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Panton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Panton in 1958 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

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