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Laughton Name Meaning

habitational name from any of the numerous places in England so called. Most of them, as for example those in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (near Gainsborough), Sussex, and West Yorkshire, are named with Old English leac ‘leek’ + tun ‘enclosure’. The compound was also used in the extended sense of a herb garden and later of a kitchen garden. Laughton near Folkingham in Lincolnshire, however, was probably named as loc-tun ‘enclosed farm’ (see Lock 2). variant spelling of Lawton.

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


Similar surnames: Haughton, Naughton, Boughton, Leighton, Oughton, Langton, Roughton

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Where is the Laughton family from?

You can see how Laughton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laughton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Laughton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 143 Laughton families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Laughton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Laughton families in 1911.
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What did your Laughton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Laughton. 34% of Laughton men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Laughton women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laughton were Student and Saleswoman.

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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
    34%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Student
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Operator
    50%
  • Saleswoman
    50%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Laughton. For the veterans among your Laughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laughton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Laughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Laughton in 1945 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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