Taunton Family History

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Taunton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Taunton in Somerset, Taunton Farm in Coulsdon, Surrey, or Tanton in North Yorkshire. The Somerset place name was originally a combination of a Celtic river name (now the Tone, possibly meaning ‘roaring stream’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The Surrey name is possibly from Old English tan ‘branch’, ‘stalk’ + tun, while Tanton was named in Old English as ‘settlement (tun) on the Tame’, another Celtic river name.

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

Similar surnames: Hunton, Tarlton, Talton, Manton, Turton, Tatton, Dunton, Ruston

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Taunton Family Origin

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Taunton Family Occupations

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In 1921, Baggageman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Taunton. 12% of Taunton men worked as a Baggageman and 67% of Taunton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Taunton were Civil Engineer and Factor

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Baggageman
  • Asst Repairer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Civil Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Factor

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

Taunton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Taunton. For the veterans among your Taunton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Taunton Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Taunton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Taunton in 1944 was 23, and 68 in 2004.

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