Shelton Family History

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Shelton Name Meaning

English (mainly Nottinghamshire): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Nottinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, which are named from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Sheldon, Helton, Shenton, Chilton, Seaton, Shipton, Halton, Hulton

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Shelton Family Origin

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Shelton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Shelton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Shelton's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shelton. A less common occupation for the Shelton family was Keeping House.

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Shelton Historical Records

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Shelton Life Expectancy

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