Stratton Family History

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Stratton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, in Bedfordshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, and Wiltshire, so named from Old English str?t ‘paved highway’, ‘Roman road’ (see Street) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. A place of the same name in Cornwall, which may also be a partial source of the surname, probably has as its first element Cornish stras ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Stanton, Gratton, Stretton, Tatton, Stratford, Seaton, Bratton

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Stratton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stratton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Stratton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Stratton Family Origin

Where is the Stratton family from?

Stratton Family Occupations

What did your Stratton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Stratton family was Carpenter. The most common Stratton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Stratton's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stratton.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Stratton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 170,000 census records available for the last name Stratton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stratton 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Stratton. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Stratton. For the veterans among your Stratton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stratton Life Expectancy

What is the average Stratton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Stratton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Stratton in 1940 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stratton 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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