Gritton Family History

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Gritton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Gretton. One in Northamptonshire is named from Old English greot ‘gravel’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Gretton in Shropshire is named from Old English greoten ‘gravelly’ + tun, while Gretton, Gloucestershire, is ‘farmstead (tun) near Greet (Old English greote ‘gravelly place’)’.

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

Similar surnames: Gratton, Litton, Brinton, Ditton, Whitton, Bratton, Whiston, Bitton

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Gritton Family Origin

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Gritton Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Gritton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Gritton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gritton family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gritton.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Gritton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Gritton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gritton 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 475 immigration records available for the last name Gritton. 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 Gritton. For the veterans among your Gritton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gritton Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gritton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gritton in 1949 was 33, and 70 in 2004.

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