Tolton Family History

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Tolton Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire): habitational name, possibly from either of two places called Tollerton, in Nottinghamshire and North Yorkshire. The first is named from the Old Norse personal name Thorleifr + Old English tun ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’; the second is from Old English tolnere ‘tax gatherers’ + tun.

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

Similar surnames: Colton, Holton, Talton, Tilton, Bolton, Hilton, Milton, Belton

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Tolton Family Origin

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Tolton Family Occupations

What did your Tolton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tolton. 47% of Tolton men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Tolton women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tolton were Salesman and House Work

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
  • Clerk
  • Shoe Worker
  • House Work

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tolton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Tolton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tolton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 763 immigration records available for the last name Tolton. 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 Card

There are 533 military records available for the last name Tolton. For the veterans among your Tolton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tolton Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Tolton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Tolton in 1946 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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