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Watton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Watton, as for example one in Norfolk, named from the Old English personal name Wada + tun ‘settlement’, or another, in East Yorkshire, which takes its name from Old English w?t ‘wet’ + dun ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Hatton, Tatton, Catton, Dalton, Gatton, Litton, Wharton, Banton

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Where is the Watton family from?

You can see how Watton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Watton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Watton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Watton families living in Maine. This was about 27% of all the recorded Watton's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Watton families in 1840.
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What did your Watton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Watton. 14% of Watton men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Watton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Watton were Retired and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    14%
  • Bricklayer
    13%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Retired
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    2%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Watton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Watton 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Watton. 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 Watton. For the veterans among your Watton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Watton lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Watton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Watton in 1959 was 61, and 58 in 2004.

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