Gradden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Gradden surname in England is a habitational name, which comes from one of several places so named in Britain. The word "gratton" is derived from the Old English "great" and "tun," which meant "enclosure" or "settlement." [1]

Early Origins of the Gradden family

The surname Gradden was first found in Derbyshire where a Robert, William de Gratton was on record in the Subsidy Rolls for that County in 1327. John de Grattone was later listed in Assize Rolls for Derbyshire in 1348. [2]

Early History of the Gradden family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gradden research. Another 24 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1348, 1641, 1712, 1641 and are included under the topic Early Gradden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gradden Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gratton, Grattan, Gratten and others.

Early Notables of the Gradden family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Gratton (1641-1712), English Quaker, probably born not far from Chesterfield in Derbyshire in 1641. "His father appears to have been a prosperous yeoman or farmer. As a...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gradden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Gradden family to Ireland

Some of the Gradden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gradden family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Gratton, who settled in Maryland in 1731; Joseph Gratton, who arrived in America in 1740; John Gratton, who settled in New York in 1820 and Edward Gratton landed in Philadelphia in 1862.



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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