Gorton Family History

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Gorton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire, so named from Old English gor ‘dirt’, ‘mud’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Horton, Forton, Norton, Orton, Lorton, Dorton, Morton, Worton, Garton

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Gorton Family Origin

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Gorton Family Occupations

What did your Gorton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cotton Weaver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gorton. 2% of Gorton men worked as a Cotton Weaver and 46% of Gorton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gorton were Gardener and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cotton Weaver
  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gorton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Gorton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorton 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Gorton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Gorton. For the veterans among your Gorton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gorton Life Expectancy

What is the average Gorton lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gorton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gorton in 1951 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gorton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gorton 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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