Graton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Origins Available: French
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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Migration of the Graton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Graton Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Joseph Graton, who married Anne Perron in L'Ange-Gardien in 1697
Graton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- André Graton, who married Françoise Bélanger in St-Vincent-de-Paul in 1755
- Louis Graton, who married Marie-Joseph Beauchamp in Lachenaye, Quebec in 1775
Contemporary Notables of the name Graton (post 1700)
- Walter Peter Graton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1956 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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
Graton Family Crest Products
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html