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Picton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cheshire and North Yorkshire, so called from Old English pic ‘point’, ‘peak’ (or the derived byname Pica) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Winton, Wilton, Hilton, Litton, Linton, Pixton, Ditton, Kirton, Aiton

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Where is the Picton family from?

You can see how Picton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Picton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Picton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 27 Picton families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 31% of all the recorded Picton's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Picton families in 1880.
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What did your Picton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Picton. 26% of Picton men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Picton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Picton were Electrician and Waitress. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Retired
    7%
  • Electrician
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • Waitress
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Picton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Picton. For the veterans among your Picton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Picton lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Picton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Picton in 1950 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

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