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Origins of the Middleton surname

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About the Middletons

We have a total number of 180207 records for people with the last name Middleton.

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Alternative variations of the name Middleton

Middleton, Midleton, Middletons, Middletun, Middletone

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Where do most Middletons live?

In 1921, most Middletons lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Middletons

How common is your surname?

242nd most common surname in the UK

We have 157,000 records for the Middleton surname. The oldest one dates back to 1196.

Who were Middletons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Middleton first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Middletons

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

Common Female occupations for Middletons in 1921


Domestic Servant




General Servant Domestic


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Middletons in 1921
Agricultural Labourer




Coal Miner


General Labourer


Farm Labourer


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