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Ecton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Northamptonshire and Staffordshire, so named from the Old English personal name Ecca + tun ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Elton, Exton, Eaton, Acton, Upton, Kenton, Denton, Benton, Keeton

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Where is the Ecton family from?

You can see how Ecton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ecton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ecton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Ecton families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Ecton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ecton families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ecton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ecton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ecton. 54% of Ecton men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Ecton women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ecton were Waiter and Stenographer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    54%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Waiter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 157 immigration records available for the last name Ecton. 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 989 military records available for the last name Ecton. For the veterans among your Ecton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ecton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ecton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ecton in 1962 was 65, and 71 in 2004.

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