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Luton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the place in Bedfordshire (named in Old English as ‘settlement (Old English tun) on the (river) Lea’), or, more plausibly in view of the pattern of distribution, from Luton in Devon (near Teignmouth), named in Old English as ‘Leofgifu’s settlement’ (from an Old English female personal name composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + gifu ‘gift’). A further possible source of the name is Luton in Kent, named as the ‘settlement of Leofa’.

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

Similar surnames: Lutton, Luxton, Lupton, Auton, Buxton, Lorton, Ruston, Litton, Bruton

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You can see how Luton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Luton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 36 Luton families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Luton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Luton families in 1911.
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What did your Luton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Luton. 72% of Luton men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Luton. For the veterans among your Luton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luton lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Luton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Luton in 1950 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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