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Origins of the Horton surname

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What does the name Horton mean?

The Horton surname is geographic, and thought to originate in England. It would have been given to someone from the locality of 'Horton', of which there are many across England. The name itself stems from the Old English 'Hoar tun' (old dwellings), perhaps an explanation for the proliferation of the locality.

Alternative variations of the name Horton

Horton, Horden, Horten, Hortan, Hortone

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Where do most Hortons live?

In 1921, most Hortons lived in West Midlands.


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Interesting facts about Hortons

How common is your surname?

389th most common surname in the UK

We have 112,000 records for the Horton surname. The oldest one dates back to 1241.

Who were Hortons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

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What are the most common Horton first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Hortons

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

Common Female occupations for Hortons in 1921
Dressmaker

483

Laundress

272

Domestic Servant

258

General Servant Domestic

233

General Servant

209

Common Male occupations for Hortons in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

418

General Labourer

418

Coal Miner

329

Farmer

293

Farm Hands

265

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