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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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Where is the Gratton family from?

You can see how Gratton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gratton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gratton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 584 Gratton families living in Quebec. This was about 60% of all the recorded Gratton's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Gratton families in 1911.
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What did your Gratton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gratton. 24% of Gratton men worked as a Cultivateur and 20% of Gratton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gratton were Laborer and Modiste.

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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

  • Cultivateur
    24%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Journalier
    12%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Commis
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Modiste
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 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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There are 3,000 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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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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