Hylton Family History

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Hylton Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Hilton.

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

Similar surnames: Helton, Hilton, Lytton, Yelton, Allton, Harton, Dolton, Howton

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Hylton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hylton name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Benin/Togo


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


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Hylton Family Origin

Where is the Hylton family from?

Hylton Family Occupations

What did your Hylton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hylton. The most common Hylton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 70% of Hylton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hylton family was Works On Farm.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Works On Farm


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

Hylton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Hylton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hylton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hylton. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hylton. For the veterans among your Hylton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hylton Life Expectancy

What is the average Hylton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hylton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hylton in 1942 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hylton 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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