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Talton Family History

Talton Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire and Staffordshire):: habitational name apparently from Tallington (Lincolnshire). The placename probably derives from an Old English personal name T(e)alla + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. probably a variant of Tolton .

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

Similar surnames: Alton, Tolton, Tatton, Tarlton, Tilton, Halton, Dalton, Salton

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Where is the Talton family from?

You can see how Talton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Talton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Talton families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 16 Talton families living in North Carolina. This was about 62% of all the recorded Talton's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Talton families in 1840.
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What did your Talton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Talton. 25% of Talton men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Talton women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Talton were Farm Laborer 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Maid
  • Servant
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 600 immigration records available for the last name Talton. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Talton. For the veterans among your Talton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Talton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Talton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Talton in 1947 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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