Scranton Family History

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Scranton Name Meaning

Apparently English: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Cranson, Craton, Staton, Frantom, Purinton, Cranston, Spanton

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Scranton Family Origin

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Scranton Family Occupations

What did your Scranton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Scranton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Scranton's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scranton. A less common occupation for the Scranton family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Laborer

    3%

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

Scranton Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Scranton Life Expectancy

What is the average Scranton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Scranton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Scranton in 1945 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scranton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scranton 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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