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Stretton Family History

Stretton Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire): variant of Stratton

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


Similar surnames: Stratton, Gratton, Shelton, Bratton, Strutton, Trettin, Shotton

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Where is the Stretton family from?

You can see how Stretton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stretton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stretton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Stretton family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Stretton's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Stretton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stretton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stretton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stretton. 42% of Stretton men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Stretton women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stretton were Chauffeur and Servant. .

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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

  • Laborer
    42%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Chauffeur
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • New Worker
    23%
  • Waitress
    23%
  • Servant
    23%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Stretton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stretton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Stretton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Stretton. For the veterans among your Stretton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stretton lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Stretton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Stretton in 1959 was 39, and 88 in 2004.

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