Railton Family History

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Railton Name Meaning

Northern English: unexplained; probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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


Similar surnames: Kilton, Bilton, Rampton, Halton, Dalton, Carlton, Hamilton, Hilton

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Railton Family Origin

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Railton Family Occupations

What did your Railton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Railton family was Engineer. Keeping House, Farmer and Chicago Preserv. Man. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Railton. The most common Railton occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 27% of Railton's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

    27%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • Chicago Preserv. Man.

    9%
  • Engineer

    9%

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

Railton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Railton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Railton 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 Railton. 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 Railton. For the veterans among your Railton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Railton Life Expectancy

What is the average Railton lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Railton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Railton in 1961 was 59, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Railton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Railton 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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