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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 tūn ‘settlement’ ‘enclosure’; the second is from Old English tolnere ‘tax gatherers’ + tūn.

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


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

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Where is the Tolton family from?

You can see how Tolton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tolton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tolton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Tolton families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Tolton's in USA. New York had the highest population of Tolton families in 1840.
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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 USA 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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*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
    47%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    37%
  • Clerk
    28%
  • Shoe Worker
    19%
  • House Work
    19%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Tolton lifespan?

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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