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Clayton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, and elsewhere, named Clayton, from Old English cl?g ‘clay’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Layton, Cayton, Claxton, Claydon, Clanton, Calton, Claytor, Caton

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Clayton Family Origin

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Clayton Family Occupations

What did your Clayton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clayton. A less common occupation for the Clayton family was Butcher. The most common Clayton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Clayton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Servant

    5%
  • Butcher

    5%

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Clayton Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Clayton ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Clayton Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Clayton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Clayton in 1940 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clayton 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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