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Turton Family History

Turton Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Turton a place in Lancashire named from the Old Norse personal name Thórr or Thóri (see Thor ) + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

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


Similar surnames: Burton, Murton, Tarlton, Ruston, Dunton, Buxton, Tipton, Upton

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Where is the Turton family from?

You can see how Turton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Turton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Turton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Turton families living in Maryland. This was about 22% of all the recorded Turton's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Turton families in 1840.
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What did your Turton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Turton. 12% of Turton men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Turton women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Turton were Laborer and Teacher. .

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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

  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Turton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Turton 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Turton. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Turton. For the veterans among your Turton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Turton lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Turton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Turton in 1950 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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