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Scotton Family History

Scotton Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire and Derbyshire): habitational name from any of the three places called Scotton (Lincolnshire Yorkshire North Yorkshire) from Old English Scot ‘Scot Scotsman’ (genitive plural Scotta; influenced by Scandinavian sk-) + tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

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


Similar surnames: Shotton, Cotton, Colton, Scruton, Catton, Sutton, Bolton, Lorton

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Where is the Scotton family from?

You can see how Scotton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scotton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scotton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Scotton families living in North Carolina. This was about 33% of all the recorded Scotton's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Scotton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scotton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scotton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scotton. 23% of Scotton men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Scotton women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scotton were Manager and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Manager
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
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What Scotton family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Scotton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scotton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 648 immigration records available for the last name Scotton. 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 797 military records available for the last name Scotton. For the veterans among your Scotton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scotton lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Scotton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Scotton in 1952 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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