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Neaton Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Neaton in Norfolk. However, the modern surname occurs chiefly in the English Midlands suggesting a different source may be involved.

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

Similar surnames: Yeaton, Leaton, Newton, Heaton, Eaton, Seaton, Yelton, Ewton, Denton

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Where is the Neaton family from?

You can see how Neaton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neaton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Neaton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 3 Neaton families living in New Brunswick. This was about 43% of all the recorded Neaton's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Neaton families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Neaton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Neaton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Neaton. 35% of Neaton men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Neaton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neaton were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Section Hand
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • H Wife
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Neaton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neaton 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 231 immigration records available for the last name Neaton. 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 257 military records available for the last name Neaton. For the veterans among your Neaton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Neaton lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Neaton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Neaton in 1965 was 81, and 61 in 2003.

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