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Seaton Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. A Scottish place of this name near Longniddry is so named because it was held from the 12th century by a Norman family de Sey, from Say in Indre. Other places of this name, for example those in Cumbria, Devon, County Durham, Northumbria, and Yorkshire, are mostly named with Old English s? ‘sea’, ‘lake’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Rutland seems to have as its first element a stream name, S?ge (see Seabrook), or a personal name S?ga. One in Kent is named with Old English seten ‘plantation’, ‘cultivated land’.

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


Similar surnames: Heaton, Smeaton, Leaton, Sefton, Eaton, Yeaton, Denton, Fenton

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Where is the Seaton family from?

You can see how Seaton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seaton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seaton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 29 Seaton families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 19% of all the recorded Seaton's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Seaton families in 1840.
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What did your Seaton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seaton. 21% of Seaton men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Seaton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seaton were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Seaton. 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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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Seaton. For the veterans among your Seaton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seaton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Seaton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Seaton in 1947 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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