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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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In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Elton. 28% of Elton men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Elton women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elton were Labourer and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Farmers Son
    7%
  • Labourer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Operator
    34%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Nurse
    17%
  • Student
    17%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Elton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Elton Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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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