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Origins of the Appleton surname

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About the Appletons

We have a total number of 57503 records for people with the last name Appleton.

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Where do most Appletons live?

In 1921, most Appletons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Appletons

How common is your surname?

878th most common surname in the UK

We have 50,600 records for the Appleton surname. The oldest one dates back to 1241.

Who were Appletons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Appleton first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Appletons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Appletons in 1921
Dressmaker

224

Laundress

139

Domestic Servant

123

General Servant Domestic

115

House Servant

104

Common Male occupations for Appletons in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

236

General Labourer

193

Farmer

147

Coal Miner

134

Farm Labourer

130

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