Stratton Family History
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 ©2013, Oxford University Press