Exton Family History

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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

What did your Exton ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Agt. Cracker Bakery

  • Cashier


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

Exton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Exton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Exton 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Exton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Exton. For the veterans among your Exton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Exton Life Expectancy

What is the average Exton lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Exton 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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