Bolton Family History

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Bolton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern England named Bolton, especially the one in Lancashire, from Old English boðl ‘dwelling’, ‘house’ (see Bold 2) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Colton, Holton, Bilton, Tolton, Belton, Booton, Banton, Milton

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Bolton Family Origin

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Bolton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Servant

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bolton. A less common occupation for the Bolton family was Carpenter. The most common Bolton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Bolton's were Farmers.

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Bolton Historical Records

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Bolton Life Expectancy

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Famous Bolton Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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