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Stratton Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of several places called Stratton or Stretton almost all named with Old English strǣt ‘paved road Roman road’ + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’. Stratton in Cornwall which may also be a partial source of the surname probably has as its first element Cornish stras ‘valley’. English: variant of Sturton a habitational name from Sturton le Steeple (Nottinghamshire) Great Sturton (Lincolnshire) Sturton by Stow (Lincolnshire) or possibly Sturton (Northumberland) all of which placenames share the same etymology and early spellings as 1 above. Scottish: habitational name from Straiton (Ayrshire) Straiton in Liberton (Midlothian) or South Straiton in Logie (Fife) all named with Old English strǣt ‘street Roman road’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

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

Similar surnames: Stanton, Gratton, Stretton, Tatton, Stratford, Seaton, Bratton

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Where is the Stratton family from?

You can see how Stratton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stratton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stratton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 166 Stratton families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Stratton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Stratton families in 1911.
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What did your Stratton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Stratton. 31% of Stratton men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Stratton women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stratton were Clerk and Servant. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Servant
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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Stratton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Stratton in 1940 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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