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Yeaton Family History

Yeaton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Yeaton in Shropshire named with Old English ēa ‘river’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. This surname is now rare in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Eaton, Seaton, Heaton, Yelton, Leaton, Neaton, Yeadon, Henton, Fenton

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Where is the Yeaton family from?

You can see how Yeaton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yeaton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yeaton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 54 Yeaton families living in New Hampshire. This was about 52% of all the recorded Yeaton's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Yeaton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yeaton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yeaton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yeaton. 25% of Yeaton men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Yeaton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yeaton were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Yeaton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yeaton 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 475 immigration records available for the last name Yeaton. 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 Yeaton. For the veterans among your Yeaton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yeaton lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Yeaton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Yeaton in 1946 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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