Paton Family History

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Paton Name Meaning

Scottish: from a pet form of the personal name Pat (short form of Patrick), formed with the Old French diminutive suffix -on.

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

Similar surnames: Payton, Caton, Patton, Paxton, Catron, Barton, Patz, Eaton, Poston

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Paton Family Origin

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Paton Family Occupations

What did your Paton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paton. The most common Paton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Paton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Paton family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Paton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Paton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Paton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Paton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Paton. For the veterans among your Paton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paton Life Expectancy

What is the average Paton lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Paton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Paton in 1946 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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