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Gritton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Gretton. One in Northamptonshire is named from Old English greot ‘gravel’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Gretton in Shropshire is named from Old English greoten ‘gravelly’ + tun, while Gretton, Gloucestershire, is ‘farmstead (tun) near Greet (Old English greote ‘gravelly place’)’.

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


Similar surnames: Gratton, Litton, Brinton, Ditton, Whitton, Bratton, Whiston, Bitton

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Where is the Gritton family from?

You can see how Gritton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gritton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gritton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 15 Gritton families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Gritton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gritton families in 1911.
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What did your Gritton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gritton. 31% of Gritton men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Gritton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gritton were Farm Laborer and Teacher.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    32%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Passenger Lists

There are 475 immigration records available for the last name Gritton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gritton. For the veterans among your Gritton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gritton lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gritton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gritton in 1949 was 33, and 70 in 2004.

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