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


Similar surnames: Seaton, Exton, Saxton, Luxton, Sefton, Buxton, Setton, Elton, Paxton

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Sexton Family Origin

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Sexton Family Occupations

What did your Sexton ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Sexton Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Sexton Life Expectancy

What is the average Sexton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sexton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sexton in 1942 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sexton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sexton 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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