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Litton Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Litton (Derbyshire Dorset Somerset and Yorkshire) Leyton (Essex) or perhaps Liddaton Green in Bentor or Leddon in Welcombe (both Devon). The Derbyshire and Yorkshire placenames probably derive from Old English hlith ‘slope’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The Devon Dorset and Somerset places take their names from rivers named with Old English hlȳde ‘the loud one noisy stream’ + Old English tūn. The Essex place takes its name from the river Lea (of uncertain origin) + Old English tūn.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lutton, Linton, Ditton, Liston, Mitton, Lipton, Lifton, Fitton

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You can see how Litton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Litton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Litton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 18 Litton families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Litton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Litton families in 1911.
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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Litton. 75% of Litton men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmers Son
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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Litton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Litton in 1944 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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