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Trafton Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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


Similar surnames: Trenton, Grafton, Crafton, Slatton, Afton, Crayton, Stratton, Drayton

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Where is the Trafton family from?

You can see how Trafton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trafton family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Trafton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 55 Trafton families living in Maine. This was about 73% of all the recorded Trafton's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Trafton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trafton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trafton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Trafton. 22% of Trafton men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Trafton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trafton were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    29%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Trafton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trafton 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 892 immigration records available for the last name Trafton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Trafton. For the veterans among your Trafton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trafton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Trafton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Trafton in 1940 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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