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Tarlton Name Meaning

English (mainly Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire): habitational name from Tarleton in Lancashire or Tarlton in Rodmarton (Gloucestershire). The Lancashire placename may derive from an Old Norse personal name Tharaldr (a variant of Thóraldr) + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’ though the initial element may derive from a lost river name (perhaps named with a word based on the Indo-European root ter- tor- ‘quick strong’). The Gloucestershire placename probably derives from Old English thorn ‘thorn bush’ + lēah ‘wood woodland clearing’ + tūn.

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


Similar surnames: Talton, Carlton, Taunton, Turton, Harston, Tolton, Dalton, Alton

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Where is the Tarlton family from?

You can see how Tarlton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tarlton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tarlton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Tarlton families living in New Hampshire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Tarlton's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Tarlton families in 1840.
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What did your Tarlton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tarlton. 23% of Tarlton men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Tarlton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tarlton were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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What is the average Tarlton lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Tarlton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tarlton in 1952 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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