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Hatton Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from any of the various places named Hatton, from Old English h?ð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ (see Heath) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Examples of the place name are found in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, West London, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Warwickshire. French: from the Old French oblique case of the Germanic personal name Hado, Hatto, a short form of various compound names beginning with hadu ‘strife’. Irish (Ulster) and Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chatáin (Irish), Mac Gille Chatain (Scottish) (see McHatton). Scottish: habitational name, perhaps in part of English origin (see 1), but perhaps also from a Scottish place name.

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


Similar surnames: Halton, Tatton, Watton, Catton, Harton, Hayton, Dalton, Haston

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Where is the Hatton family from?

You can see how Hatton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hatton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hatton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 219 Hatton families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Hatton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hatton families in 1911.
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What did your Hatton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hatton. 39% of Hatton men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Hatton women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hatton were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    27%
  • Government
    22%
  • Comptable
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
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There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Hatton. For the veterans among your Hatton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hatton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hatton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hatton in 1940 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

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