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Origins of the Barton surname

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What does the name Barton mean?

The Barton surname is English, with Anglo-Saxon roots. It derives from the 'Bere-tun' (barley croft or enclosure), and is toponymical. It would have been given to those who lived at or near this particular geographical feature. There are also many parishes of this name, that could similarly have given their name to their denizens.

Alternative variations of the name Barton

Barton, Bartone, Bartun, Bartin, Bartan

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Where do most Bartons live?

In 1921, most Bartons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Bartons

How common is your surname?

215th most common surname in the UK

We have 168,000 records for the Barton surname. The oldest one dates back to 1196.

Who were Bartons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Barton first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Bartons

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

Common Female occupations for Bartons in 1921
Dressmaker

708

Cotton Weaver

477

Laundress

405

Domestic Servant

366

General Servant Domestic

334

Common Male occupations for Bartons in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

736

Coal Miner

636

General Labourer

618

Farmer

589

Carpenter

458

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