Exton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so called in Devon, Hampshire, Leicestershire, and Somerset. The first and last derive their name from the Celtic river name Exe, while the place in Hampshire, recorded in 940 as East Seaxnatune, is named from Old English Eastseaxe ‘East Saxon’, and the Leicestershire place name is from Old English oxa ‘of the oxen’. In each case the final element is from Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Elton, Easton, Ecton, Eaton, Felton, Oxton, Axton, Henton, Luton

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Exton Family Origin

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Exton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Agt. Cracker Bakery

    6%
  • Cashier

    6%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Exton family was Cashier. Farmer, Laborer and Agt. Cracker Bakery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Exton. The most common Exton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Exton's were Farmers.

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Exton Historical Records

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Exton Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Exton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Exton in 1963 was 83, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Exton

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