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Moulton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places with this name, as for example in Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, and North Yorkshire. For the most part these were named in Old English as ‘Mula’s settlement’, from the Old English personal name or byname Mula ‘mule’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but in some cases they may have been originally farms where mules were reared or kept. In the case of the Norfolk place name the first element was probably a personal name Moda, a short form of the various compound names with a first element mod ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’.

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

Similar surnames: Poulton, Coulton, Colton, Holton, Tolton, Muston, Milton, Houston

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Where is the Moulton family from?

You can see how Moulton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moulton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moulton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 214 Moulton families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Moulton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Moulton families in 1911.
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What did your Moulton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Moulton. 38% of Moulton men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Moulton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moulton were Laborer and 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
  • Farming
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Domestic
  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

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There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Moulton. For the veterans among your Moulton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moulton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Moulton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Moulton in 1940 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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