Charlton Family History and Background

Surnames Derivation: A habitational name from any of a number of places named 'Charlton'.The old English ceorlatun meaning 'settlement of the peasants',understood as ceorl 'a free peasant of the lowest rank'.This is someone who was bound to the land by servitude 'serf'.

The name is of English origin,recorded at the end of the 12th century.The first recorded spelling is that of 'Jordan De Cherleton'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Charlton Surname Statistics


Top Professions for the Charlton family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 208
Female Servant 174
Independent 141
Labourer 85
Coal Miner 76
Farmer 75
Male Servant 68
Gardener 31
Shoe Maker 27
Lead Miner 25
Joiner 23
Tailor 21
Blacksmith 19
Cotton Weaver 18
Carpenter 16
Dress Maker 15
Painter 14
Apprentice 13
Clerk 13
Butcher 13
Pitman 13
Mason 12
Weaver 11
Grocer 10
Pauper 10

Charlton Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Charlton 100% 63,476
2 Chorlton 88% 5,953
3 Charleton 89% 1,219
4 Cherlton 88% 111

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The surname Charlton is the most popular version of all its varients

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