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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

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Servant

    5%
  • Student

    4%
  • School

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Norton. The most common Norton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Norton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Norton family was School.

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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