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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

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gorton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Cotton Weaver

    3%
  • Cotton Spinner

    3%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Cotton Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gorton. A less common occupation for the Gorton family was Cotton Spinner. The most common Gorton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Gorton's were Coal Miners.

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Gorton Historical Records

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Gorton Life Expectancy

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