Felton Family History

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Felton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most of them, including those in Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Somerset (Winford), are named from Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Another place of the same name in Somerset, also known as Whitchurch, has as its first element Old English fileðe ‘hay’. Felton Hill in Northumberland is named with the Old English personal name Fygla (a derivative of fugol ‘bird’; compare Fowle).

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

Similar surnames: Elton, Fenton, Belton, Fulton, Hilton, Welton, Yelton, Pelton, Kenton

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Felton Family Origin

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Felton Family Occupations

What did your Felton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Felton occupation in Canada was Farmer Son. 28% of Felton's were Farmer Sons. Farmer Son, Modiste and Avocot were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Felton. A less common occupation for the Felton family was Copper Finisher.

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  • Farmer Son

  • Modiste

  • Avocot

  • Copper Finisher


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

Felton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 114,000 census records available for the last name Felton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Felton 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Felton. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Felton. For the veterans among your Felton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Felton Life Expectancy

What is the average Felton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Felton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Felton in 1940 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Felton 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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