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Spanton Family History

Spanton Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): habitational name from Spaunton (North Yorkshire) from Old Norse spánn ‘chip wooden shingle tile’ + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’ i.e. ‘settlement with shingled roofs’.

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


Similar surnames: Swanton, Stanton, Panton, Swinton, Seaton, Stainton, Branton, Manton

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Where is the Spanton family from?

You can see how Spanton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spanton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spanton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Spanton family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Spanton's in USA. New York had the highest population of Spanton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spanton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spanton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Spanton. 48% of Spanton men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Spanton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spanton were Buyer and Machine Operator. .

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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
    48%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Mail Carrier
    12%
  • Buyer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Machine Operator
    50%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Spanton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spanton 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 915 immigration records available for the last name Spanton. 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 699 military records available for the last name Spanton. For the veterans among your Spanton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spanton lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Spanton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Spanton in 1957 was 55, and 43 in 2004.

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