Graton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Graton surname was Mag Reachtain in Irish Gaelic.

Early Origins of the Graton family

The surname Graton was first found in Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Graton family

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Graton Spelling Variations

Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Graton revealed many variations, including Gratton, Grattan, MacGrattan and others.

Early Notables of the Graton family (pre 1700)

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Canada Graton migration to Canada +

Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Graton:

Graton Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Joseph Graton, who married Anne Perron in L'Ange-Gardien in 1697
  • Joseph Graton, son of Claude-Jacques and Marguerite, who married Anne Perron, daughter of Daniel-François and Louise, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 4th October 1697 [1]
Graton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Graton, son of Joseph and Anne, who married Marguerite Filion, daughter of Michel and Marguerite, in Saint-François-de-Sales, Quebec on 11th February 1720 [1]
  • Louis Graton, son of Joseph and Anne, who married Catherine Rochon, daughter of Jean and Geneviève, in Quebec on 13th October 1726 [1]
  • Louis Graton, son of Louis and Catherine, who married Marie-Charlotte Charbonneau, daughter of Pilippe ad Marie-Charlotte, in Lachenaie, Quebec on 20th September 1751 [1]
  • Joseph Graton, son of Joseph and Anne, who married Marie-Françoise Auger, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Françoise, in Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Quebec on 18th February 1754 [1]
  • André Graton, son of Joseph and Marguerite, who married Françoise Bélanger, daughter of François and Catherine, in Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Quebec on 20th January 1755 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Graton (post 1700) +

  • Walter Peter Graton, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1956 [2]

The Graton Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro patria vivere et mori
Motto Translation: For my country, I live and die

  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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