Hatton Family History

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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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Hatton Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hatton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Hatton Family Origin

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Hatton Family Occupations

What did your Hatton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hatton family was Farmer Son. The most common Hatton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Hatton's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hatton.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer Son


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Hatton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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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Hatton Life Expectancy

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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