Wratten Family History

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Wratten Name Meaning

English (Kent): probably a variant spelling of Ratten, from Old French raton ‘rat’, an unflattering nickname for someone thought to resemble a rat, or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a rat catcher.

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

Similar surnames: Patten, Platten, Bratton, Braaten, Ratte, Rutten, Gratton, Hatten

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Wratten Family Origin

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Wratten Family Occupations

What did your Wratten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wratten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Wratten's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wratten family was Butcher. Farmer, Book Keeper and Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wratten.

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  • Farmer

  • Book Keeper

  • Builder

  • Butcher


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

Wratten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Wratten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wratten 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 628 immigration records available for the last name Wratten. 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 838 military records available for the last name Wratten. For the veterans among your Wratten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wratten Life Expectancy

What is the average Wratten lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wratten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Wratten in 1962 was 79, and 55 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wratten

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