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Walton Family History

Walton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places called Walton which are named with Old English walh ‘foreigner Briton serf’ (genitive plural wala) wald ‘woodland’ wall ‘wall’ or wælla ‘well spring stream’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

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


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

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Where is the Walton family from?

You can see how Walton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Walton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 758 Walton families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Walton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Walton families in 1911.
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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 Canada named Walton. 33% of Walton men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Walton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walton were Clerk and Operator. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Student
    7%
  • Operator
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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