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Tilton Name Meaning

English (Berkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Tilton in Leicestershire named with the Old English personal name Tila Tilla + Old English tūn ‘farmstead settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Tolton, Talton, Bilton, Hilton, Wilton, Tipton, Milton, Kilton

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Where is the Tilton family from?

You can see how Tilton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tilton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tilton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 120 Tilton families living in New Hampshire. This was about 29% of all the recorded Tilton's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Tilton families in 1840.
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What did your Tilton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tilton. 15% of Tilton men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Tilton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tilton were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Tilton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tilton 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Tilton. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Tilton. For the veterans among your Tilton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tilton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Tilton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tilton in 1943 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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