Walton Family History

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Walton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Walton. The first element in these names was variously Old English walh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, genitive plural wala (see Wallace), w(e)ald ‘forest’, w(e)all ‘wall’, or wæll(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Wilton, Alton, Welton, Calton, Dalton, Salton, Halton, Watton

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Walton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Walton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Walton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Walton Family Origin

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Walton Family Occupations

What did your Walton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Walton family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walton. The most common Walton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Walton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Walton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Walton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 684,000 census records available for the last name Walton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walton 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 55,000 immigration records available for the last name Walton. 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 83,000 military records available for the last name Walton. For the veterans among your Walton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walton Life Expectancy

What is the average Walton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Walton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Walton in 1940 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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