Walton Family History

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Walton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Walton. The first element in these names was variously Old English walh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, genitive plural wala (see Wallace), w(e)ald ‘forest’, w(e)all ‘wall’, or wæll(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Wilton, Alton, Welton, Calton, Dalton, Salton, Halton, Watton

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Walton Family Origin

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Walton Family Occupations

What did your Walton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Walton. 24% of Walton men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Walton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walton were Clerk and Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Student
  • Domestic

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

Walton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 684,000 census records available for the last name Walton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walton 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 55,000 immigration records available for the last name Walton. 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 83,000 military records available for the last name Walton. For the veterans among your Walton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walton Life Expectancy

What is the average Walton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Walton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Walton in 1940 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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