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Naughton Name Meaning

Irish (Galways and Limerick): from Ó Neachtain ‘descendant of Neachtan’ a personal name which may derive from the word necht meaning ‘clean pure’. Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McNaughton from Mac Neachtain. Scottish: from Naughton in Fife which is recorded as Hadnachten in the 12th century and Athnathan in the 13th century. The placename derives from Scottish Gaelic áth ‘ford’ + the personal name Nechtan.

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

Similar surnames: Haughton, Laughton, Oughton, Boughton, Houghton, Roughton, Doughton

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Where is the Naughton family from?

You can see how Naughton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Naughton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Naughton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 34 Naughton families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Naughton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Naughton families in 1911.
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What did your Naughton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Naughton. 40% of Naughton men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Naughton women worked as an Operator. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Operator
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Passenger Lists

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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Naughton. For the veterans among your Naughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Naughton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Naughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Naughton in 1944 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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