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Barton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places called with Old English bere or bær ‘barley’ + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’ i.e. an outlying grange. Compare Barwick . The name is also found in Ireland where it has been Gaelicized as de Bartún. Polish (Bartoń); Czech and Slovak (mainly Bartoň): from a pet form of the personal name Polish Bartłomiej Czech Bartoloměj Slovak Bartolomej from Latin Bartholomaeus (see Bartholomew ). This surname is also found in Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Marton, Harton, Burton, Baron, Bardon, Baston, Parton, Banton, Bartos

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Where is the Barton family from?

You can see how Barton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 851 Barton families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Barton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Barton families in 1911.
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What did your Barton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Barton. 37% of Barton men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Barton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barton were Carpenter 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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Operator
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 60,000 immigration records available for the last name Barton. 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 Cards

There are 88,000 military records available for the last name Barton. For the veterans among your Barton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Barton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barton in 1940 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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