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Scruton Family History

Scruton Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Scruton (North Yorkshire) from the Old Norse personal name Scurfa + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

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


Similar surnames: Scotton, Ruston, Catton, Spanton, Bruton, Marton, Shotton, Murton

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Where is the Scruton family from?

You can see how Scruton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scruton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scruton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 17 Scruton families living in New Hampshire. This was about 81% of all the recorded Scruton's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Scruton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scruton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scruton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scruton. 18% of Scruton men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Scruton women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scruton were Blacksmith and Secretary. .

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Blacksmith
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    38%
  • Housework
    38%
  • Secretary
    25%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Scruton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scruton 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 739 immigration records available for the last name Scruton. 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 943 military records available for the last name Scruton. For the veterans among your Scruton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scruton lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Scruton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Scruton in 1954 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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