Templeton Family History

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Templeton Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Dundonald in Ayrshire, so called from Middle English temple ‘house of the Knights Templar’ + toun ‘settlement’. There are also places called Templeton in Wales, Berkshire and Devon, but these do not seem to have contributed to the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Temple, Embleton, Pendleton, Milton, Elton, Kempton, Nettleton

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Templeton Family Origin

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Templeton Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Templeton family was Farming. The most common Templeton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Templeton's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Templeton.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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Templeton Historical Records

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Templeton Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, Templeton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Templeton in 1948 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

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