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Taunton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Taunton in Somerset. The place takes its name from the river Tone (the name of which is related to the Indo-European root tā- tə- ‘melt flow’) + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hunton, Tarlton, Talton, Manton, Turton, Tatton, Dunton, Ruston

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Where is the Taunton family from?

You can see how Taunton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Taunton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Taunton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Taunton families living in Georgia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Taunton's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Taunton families in 1840.
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What did your Taunton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Taunton. 32% of Taunton men worked as a Farmer and 44% of Taunton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Taunton were Truck Driver and Student Nurse. .

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Operator
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    44%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Student Nurse
    7%
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What is the average Taunton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Taunton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Taunton in 1944 was 23, and 68 in 2004.

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