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Tarlton Name Meaning

habitational name from Tarleton in Lancashire, near Croston, named with the Old Norse personal name þóraldr (composed of the elements þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor) + valdr ‘rule’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. habitational name from Tarlton in Gloucestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Torentune and in 1204 as Torleton, probably from Old English thorn ‘thorn tree’ + leah ‘(forest) clearing’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


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

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Tarlton Family Origin

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Tarlton Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Tarlton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Tarlton's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tarlton. A less common occupation for the Tarlton family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%

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Tarlton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Tarlton Life Expectancy

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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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