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Seaton Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Seaton such as those in Cumberland Devon Durham Leicestershire Northumberland Rutland East Yorkshire and North Yorkshire most of which derive from Old English ‘sea lake’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ though the Leicestershire placename probably arises from an Old English personal name Sǣga or a stream-name Sǣge (from Old English sǣge ‘slow moving’; compare Seabrook ) + Old English tūn. Scottish: habitational name from Seton (East Lothian) from Old English ‘sea’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

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

Similar surnames: Heaton, Smeaton, Leaton, Sefton, Eaton, Yeaton, Denton, Fenton

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Where is the Seaton family from?

You can see how Seaton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seaton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seaton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 123 Seaton families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Seaton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Seaton families in 1911.
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What did your Seaton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Seaton. 35% of Seaton men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Seaton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seaton were Laborer 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
  • Engineer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Seaton. 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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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Seaton. For the veterans among your Seaton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seaton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Seaton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Seaton in 1947 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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