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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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You can see how Felton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Felton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Felton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 47 Felton families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Felton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Felton families in 1911.
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What did your Felton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Felton. 40% of Felton men worked as a Farmer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Traveller

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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