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Girton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire and Nottinghamshire called Girton, from Old English greot ‘grit’, ‘gravel’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Kirton, Gorton, Garton, Ditton, Hilton, Milton, Gritton, Litton

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Girton Family Origin

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Girton Family Occupations

What did your Girton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Girton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Girton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Girton family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Girton.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Girton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Girton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Girton 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Girton. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Girton. For the veterans among your Girton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Girton Life Expectancy

What is the average Girton lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Girton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Girton in 1952 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Girton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Girton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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