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Garton Family History

Garton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Garton in East Yorkshire or from various minor places so named, from Old English gara ‘triangular plot of land’ + tun ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Harton, Marton, Parton, Gayton, Gorton, Barton, Gatton, Girton

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Where is the Garton family from?

You can see how Garton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 17 Garton families living in New Jersey. This was about 33% of all the recorded Garton's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Garton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Garton. 22% of Garton men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Garton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garton were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Garton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Garton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Garton. For the veterans among your Garton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garton lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Garton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Garton in 1956 was 45, and 70 in 2004.

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