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Stanton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places in England called Stanton or Staunton especially Stanton in Staffordshire and Staunton in Worcestershire all named with Old English stān ‘stone’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. Most of the placenames come from their situation on stony ground but in the case of Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire and Stanton Drew in Avon the reference is to the proximity of prehistoric stone monuments. The name has also sometimes been chosen by Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames. This surname has also long been established in Ireland (especially Mayo).

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


Similar surnames: Stainton, Swanton, Staunton, Stinton, Spanton, Manton, Stratton

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Where is the Stanton family from?

You can see how Stanton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stanton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stanton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 185 Stanton families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Stanton's in USA. New York had the highest population of Stanton families in 1840.
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What did your Stanton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stanton. 14% of Stanton men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Stanton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stanton were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
    14%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
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There are 55,000 military records available for the last name Stanton. For the veterans among your Stanton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stanton lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Stanton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Stanton in 1941 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

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