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Tatton Family History

Tatton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cheshire and Dorset named Tatton, from the Old English personal name Tata (see Tate) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Hatton, Watton, Talton, Catton, Gatton, Dutton, Tolton, Litton, Aston

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Where is the Tatton family from?

You can see how Tatton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tatton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tatton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Tatton families living in North Carolina. This was about 38% of all the recorded Tatton's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Tatton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tatton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tatton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Telephone Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tatton. 28% of Tatton men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Tatton women worked as a Telephone Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tatton were Painter and Laundress.

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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
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Telephone Operator
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Tatton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tatton 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tatton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tatton. For the veterans among your Tatton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tatton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Tatton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Tatton in 1962 was 73, and 34 in 2004.

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