Compton Family History

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Compton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England (but especially in the south) named Compton, from Old English cumb ‘short, straight valley’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Campton, Hopton, Colton, Hampton, Rampton, Crumpton, Coulton, Kimpton

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Compton Family Origin

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Compton Family Occupations

What did your Compton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Compton family was School. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Compton. The most common Compton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Compton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Labourer

  • School


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

Compton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Compton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Compton 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Compton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Compton. For the veterans among your Compton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Compton Life Expectancy

What is the average Compton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Compton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Compton in 1943 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Compton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Compton 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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