Gratton Family History

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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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Gratton Family Origin

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Gratton Family Occupations

What did your Gratton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gratton. 2% of Gratton men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Gratton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gratton were Dairy Farmer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
  • Private Means

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

Gratton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Gratton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gratton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gratton. 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 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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Gratton Life Expectancy

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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