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Beaton Family History

Beaton Surname Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Béthune in Pas-de-Calais France (see Bethune ). The Hebridean family of McBeth hereditary physicians adopted the surname Beaton in the 16th century. English: from the Middle English personal name Beton a diminutive of Bete a pet form of Beatrice (see Beatrice ). Compare Beat . English: variant of Betton .

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


Similar surnames: Seaton, Benton, Belton, Beaston, Berto, Beato, Elton, Kenton, Buxton

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Where is the Beaton family from?

You can see how Beaton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beaton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beaton families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 713 Beaton families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 44% of all the recorded Beaton's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Beaton families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beaton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beaton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Beaton. 48% of Beaton men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Beaton women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beaton were Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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
    48%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Farmers Son
    6%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Servant
    11%
  • Domestic
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Beaton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beaton 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Beaton. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Beaton. For the veterans among your Beaton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beaton lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Beaton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Beaton in 1946 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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