Elton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. For the most part they derive from the Old English personal name Ella or Elli (see Ellington) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Berkshire, however, gets its first element from the Old English female personal name Æ{dh}elfl?d (composed of the elements æ{dh}el ‘noble’ + fl?d ‘beauty’). One in Cambridgeshire has its first element from the personal name Æ{dh}elheah (composed of the elements æ{dh}el ‘noble’ + heah ‘high’). The place of this name in County Durham probably gets its first element from Old English ?l ‘eel’.

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


Similar surnames: Elson, Elston, Alton, Felton, Exton, Eldon, Belton, Ecton, Pelton

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Elton Family Origin

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Elton Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Labour

    25%
  • Teacher

    25%
  • Watchmaker

    25%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Elton family was Watchmaker. The most common Elton occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 25% of Elton's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Labour and Teacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elton.

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Between 1957 and 2004, Elton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Elton in 1957 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

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