Norton Family History

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Norton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places so called, from Old English norð ‘north’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. In some cases, it is a variant of Norrington. Irish: altered form of Naughton, assimilated to the English name. Jewish (American): adoption of the English name in place of some like-sounding Ashkenazic name.

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

Similar surnames: Morton, Orton, Worton, Horton, Lorton, Forton, Gorton, Dorton, Holton

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Norton Family Origin

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Norton Family Occupations

What did your Norton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Norton. 33% of Norton men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Norton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Norton were Journalier and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Journalier

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
  • Operator

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Norton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 577,000 census records available for the last name Norton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Norton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 51,000 immigration records available for the last name Norton. 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 Card

There are 93,000 military records available for the last name Norton. For the veterans among your Norton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Norton Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Norton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Norton in 1941 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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