Wilton Family History

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Wilton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Cumbria, Herefordshire, Norfolk, and East and North Yorkshire, are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Somerset and another in Wiltshire have as their first element Old English wiell(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. The one that has given its name to the county of Wiltshire is named for the Wylye river, on which it stands (an ancient British river name, perhaps meaning ‘capricious’).

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

Similar surnames: Winton, Hilton, Milton, Bilton, Welton, Kilton, Chilton, Walton

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Wilton Family Origin

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Wilton Family Occupations

What did your Wilton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Wilton. 39% of Wilton men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Wilton women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilton were Carpenter and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
  • Stenographer
  • Servant
  • Clerk

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

Wilton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 107,000 census records available for the last name Wilton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilton 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilton. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Wilton. For the veterans among your Wilton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilton Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilton lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wilton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wilton in 1950 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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