Sexton Family History

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Sexton Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a sexton or churchwarden, from Middle English sexteyn ‘sexton’ (Old French secrestein, from Latin sacristanus). Irish (Munster and midlands): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seastnáin ‘descendant of Seastnán, Seasnán’, a personal name meaning ‘bodyguard’, from seasuighim ‘to resist’, ‘to defend’.

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

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Sexton Family Origin

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Sexton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sexton family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sexton. The most common Sexton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Sexton's were Farmers.

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Sexton Life Expectancy

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