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Stoughton Name Meaning

English (Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire): habitational name from any of the three places called Stoughton (Leicestershire Surrey Sussex) as well as Great and Little Staughton (in Huntingdonshire and Bedfordshire respectively straddling the county boundary) all of which appear in medieval documents as Stokton; see Stockton .

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


Similar surnames: Boughton, Troughton, Houghton, Broughton, Oughton, Roughton, Stockton

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Where is the Stoughton family from?

You can see how Stoughton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stoughton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stoughton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Stoughton families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Stoughton's in USA. New York had the highest population of Stoughton families in 1840.
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What did your Stoughton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stoughton. 20% of Stoughton men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Stoughton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stoughton were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Stoughton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stoughton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Stoughton. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Stoughton. For the veterans among your Stoughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stoughton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Stoughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Stoughton in 1944 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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