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Gatton Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from a place in Surrey so named, from Old English gat ‘goat’ + tun ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Gratton, Hatton, Watton, Garton, Gayton, Tatton, Catton, Galton

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Where is the Gatton family from?

You can see how Gatton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gatton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gatton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Gatton families living in Maryland. This was about 25% of all the recorded Gatton's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Gatton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gatton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gatton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gatton. 28% of Gatton men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Gatton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gatton were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gatton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gatton 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 569 immigration records available for the last name Gatton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gatton. For the veterans among your Gatton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gatton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gatton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gatton in 1945 was 22, and 81 in 2004.

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