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Paton Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Patton . Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Peatáin see Payton . English: from either of two places called Patton in Shropshire and Westmorland. The Shropshire placename is recorded as Peattingtune in 901 and derives from an Old English personal name Peatta + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The Westmorland placename is recorded as Patun in 1086 and derives from Old English pæth ‘path track’ or an Old English personal name Patta + Old English tūn. French: nickname derived from Old French paté ‘with paws pawed’ or paste ‘pastry meat dish surrounded by dough’ (see Pate ).

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

Similar surnames: Payton, Caton, Patton, Paxton, Catron, Barton, Patz, Eaton, Poston

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Where is the Paton family from?

You can see how Paton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Paton families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 177 Paton families living in Ontario. This was about 43% of all the recorded Paton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Paton families in 1911.
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What did your Paton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Paton. 30% of Paton men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Paton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paton were Student and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Student

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Income
  • Servant
  • Bookkeeper
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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Paton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Paton in 1946 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

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