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Origins of the Lawton surname

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We have a total number of 89479 records for people with the last name Lawton.

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Alternative variations of the name Lawton

Lawton, Loughton, Lawtons, Lowton, Lawtone

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Where do most Lawtons live?

In 1921, most Lawtons lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Lawtons

How common is your surname?

566th most common surname in the UK

We have 77,700 records for the Lawton surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Lawtons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Lawton first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Lawtons

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

Common Female occupations for Lawtons in 1921
Cotton Weaver




House Keeper




Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Lawtons in 1921
Coal Miner




General Labourer




Coal Miner Hewer


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