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Stanton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places throughout England so called from Old English stan ‘stone’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Most of them are named for 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 long been established in Ireland also.

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


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

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Stanton Family Origin

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Stanton Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Stanton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Stanton's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stanton. A less common occupation for the Stanton family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Stanton Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, 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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