Caton Family History

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Caton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Caton, in Derbyshire and Lancashire. The former is probably named with the Old English personal name or byname Cada (see Cade) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter is from the Old Norse byname Káti (see Cates) + tun. English and French: from a pet form of Catlin.

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

Similar surnames: Catton, Cayton, Caston, Calton, Cason, Eaton, Caron, Gayton, Catron

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Caton Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Caton. 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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Caton Family Origin

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Caton Family Occupations

What did your Caton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Caton family was Merchant. Farmer, Scholar and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caton. The most common Caton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Caton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Scholar

  • Labourer

  • Merchant


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

Caton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Caton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caton 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Caton. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Caton. For the veterans among your Caton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caton Life Expectancy

What is the average Caton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Caton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Caton in 1940 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caton 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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