History of your Surname
Get access to Sulton family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Sulton Family History

Sulton Surname Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Salton .

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

Similar surnames: Culton, Salton, Helton, Nulton, Oulton, Sultan, Hulton, Wilton

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Sulton family from?

You can see how Sulton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sulton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sulton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 58 Sulton families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Sulton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sulton families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sulton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sulton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Sulton. 14% of Sulton men worked as a Farmer and 73% of Sulton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sulton were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic. .

View Census Data for Sulton | Data not to scale

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

England shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Dock Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Sulton family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Sulton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sulton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Sulton

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sulton. 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.

View all Sulton immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 856 military records available for the last name Sulton. For the veterans among your Sulton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Sulton military records

You've only scratched the surface of Sulton family history

Discover More

What is the average Sulton lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Sulton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Sulton in 1959 was 70, and 57 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sulton

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Sulton family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Sulton last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial