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Gratton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so named. Gratton in Derbyshire is from Old English great ‘great’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Gratton in High Bray, Devon, is probably ‘great hill’, from Old English great + dun. A number of minor places in Devon are named from the dialect word gratton, gratten ‘stubble-field’.

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


Similar surnames: Gritton, Bratton, Grafton, Gatton, Hatton, Branton, Stratton, Tatton

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Gratton Family Origin

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Gratton Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, Cultivateur and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gratton. A less common occupation for the Gratton family was Charpentier. The most common Gratton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 18% of Gratton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Cultivateur

    13%
  • Journalier

    5%
  • Charpentier

    3%

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Gratton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gratton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gratton 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 Gratton. 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 Gratton. For the veterans among your Gratton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gratton Life Expectancy

What is the average Gratton lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gratton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Gratton in 1957 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gratton 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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