Grafton Family History

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Grafton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named from Old English graf ‘grove’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Gratton, Crafton, Drayton, Gritton, Crofton, Branton, Bratton, Gatton

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Grafton Family Origin

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Grafton Family Occupations

What did your Grafton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Commis and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grafton. A less common occupation for the Grafton family was At School. The most common Grafton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Grafton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Commis

    10%
  • Merchant

    7%
  • At School

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Grafton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Grafton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grafton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grafton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Grafton. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Grafton. For the veterans among your Grafton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grafton Life Expectancy

What is the average Grafton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Grafton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Grafton in 1944 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grafton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grafton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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