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Garton Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Garton or Garton on the Wolds in the East Yorkshire or from various minor places so named from Old English gāra ‘triangular plot of land’ + tūn ‘farmstead’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Harton, Marton, Parton, Gayton, Gorton, Barton, Gatton, Girton

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Where is the Garton family from?

You can see how Garton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 78 Garton families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Garton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Garton families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Restine were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Garton. 38% of Garton men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Garton women worked as a Restine. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garton were Engineer and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Restine
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Garton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Garton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Garton. For the veterans among your Garton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garton lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Garton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Garton in 1956 was 45, and 70 in 2004.

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