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Leaton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Leaton in Shropshire. The first element is uncertain, but may be Old English hleo ‘shelter’ or (ge)l?t ‘watercourse’ (modern English ‘leat’). The second element is Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Seaton, Lenton, Eaton, Yeaton, Heaton, Leston, Lefton, Neaton, Yelton

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Where is the Leaton family from?

You can see how Leaton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leaton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leaton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 35 Leaton families living in Ontario. This was about 65% of all the recorded Leaton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Leaton families in 1911.
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What did your Leaton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leaton. 25% of Leaton men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Leaton women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leaton were Carpenter and Maid.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Maid
    15%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Leaton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leaton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 697 immigration records available for the last name Leaton. 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 Cards

There are 686 military records available for the last name Leaton. For the veterans among your Leaton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leaton lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Leaton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Leaton in 1963 was 71, and 79 in 2004.

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