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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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Where is the Girton family from?

You can see how Girton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Girton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Girton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Girton families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Girton's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Girton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Girton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Girton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Girton. 20% of Girton men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Girton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Girton were Labor and Seamstress. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Labor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 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 Lists

There are 556 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 Cards

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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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.

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