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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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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Farm Laborer

    18%
  • Farming

    14%
  • Keeping House

    9%

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In 1880, the most common Taunton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Taunton's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Taunton. A less common occupation for the Taunton family was Keeping House.

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