Watton Family History

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Watton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Watton, as for example one in Norfolk, named from the Old English personal name Wada + tun ‘settlement’, or another, in East Yorkshire, which takes its name from Old English w?t ‘wet’ + dun ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Hatton, Tatton, Catton, Dalton, Gatton, Litton, Wharton, Banton

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Watton Family Origin

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Watton Family Occupations

What did your Watton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Watton. 24% of Watton men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Watton women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Watton were Carpenter and Helps Mother

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cook
    19%
  • Income
    19%
  • Handlay
    10%
  • Helps Mother
    10%

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

Watton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Watton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Watton 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Watton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Watton. For the veterans among your Watton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Watton Life Expectancy

What is the average Watton lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Watton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Watton in 1959 was 61, and 58 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Watton

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