Atherton Family History

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Atherton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place near Manchester named Atherton, from the Old English personal name Æ{dh}elhere + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Alderton, Anderton, Catterton, Netherton, Allerton, Turton

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Atherton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Atherton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Atherton. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Atherton Family Origin

Where is the Atherton family from?

Atherton Family Occupations

What did your Atherton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School Teacher and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Atherton. A less common occupation for the Atherton family was Merchant. The most common Atherton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 12% of Atherton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School Teacher

  • Labourer

  • Merchant


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

Atherton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 111,000 census records available for the last name Atherton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Atherton 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Atherton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Atherton. For the veterans among your Atherton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Atherton Life Expectancy

What is the average Atherton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Atherton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Atherton in 1944 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Atherton 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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