Sexton Family History

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Sexton Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a sexton or churchwarden, from Middle English sexteyn ‘sexton’ (Old French secrestein, from Latin sacristanus). Irish (Munster and midlands): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seastnáin ‘descendant of Seastnán, Seasnán’, a personal name meaning ‘bodyguard’, from seasuighim ‘to resist’, ‘to defend’.

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

Similar surnames: Seaton, Exton, Saxton, Luxton, Sefton, Buxton, Setton, Elton, Paxton

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Sexton Family Origin

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Sexton Family Occupations

What did your Sexton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Sexton. 26% of Sexton men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Sexton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sexton were Salesman and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Commis
  • Domestic
  • Student

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

Sexton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 207,000 census records available for the last name Sexton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sexton 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Sexton. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Sexton. For the veterans among your Sexton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sexton Life Expectancy

What is the average Sexton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sexton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sexton in 1942 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sexton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sexton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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