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Shotton Name Meaning

English (mainly northeastern): habitational name from places so called in County Durham and Northumberland. The former is named with an unattested Old English sceot ‘steep slope’ + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, the latter with Old English scota, genitive plural of scot ‘Scot’ + dun ‘hill’. The surname may also have been a topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure on a slope.

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


Similar surnames: Scotton, Holton, Whitton, Horton, Hatton, Shott, Hopton, Shenton

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Where is the Shotton family from?

You can see how Shotton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shotton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Shotton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Shotton families living in Quebec. This was about 44% of all the recorded Shotton's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Shotton families in 1911.
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What did your Shotton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Shotton. 100% of Shotton men worked as a Labourer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
    100%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Shotton. For the veterans among your Shotton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shotton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shotton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Shotton in 1962 was 78, and 88 in 2004.

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