Gratton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gratton family

The surname Gratton was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in a village, in the department of Eure, in the district of Evreux.

Early History of the Gratton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gratton research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1747, 1799, 1812, 1878, and 1897 are included under the topic Early Gratton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gratton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gratton, Graton, Grattet, Gratet, Grattey, Gratey, Grattier, Gratier, Grattieux, Gratieux, Grattiot, Gratiot, Grattot, Gratot, Gratteau, Grateau, Grattien, Gratien and many more.

Early Notables of the Gratton family (pre 1700)

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United States Gratton migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gratton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Gratton, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1848
  • John Gratton, who settled in New York in 1820 and Edward Gratton, who landed in Philadelphia in 1862

New Zealand Gratton migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Gratton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Sarah Gratton, (b. 1846), aged 22, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Light Brigade" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th August 1868 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gratton (post 1700) +

  • Barbara Gratton, Canadian bronze medalist figure skater at the 1953 North American Championships, two-time Canadian champion
  • Dennis Gratton (b. 1934), English former footballer
  • Bill Gratton (b. 1948), Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played from 1973 to 1978 for the Calgary Cowboys
  • Michael "Mike" Colin Gratton (b. 1954), English former elite long distance runner, winner of the London Marathon
  • Sarah-Jayne Gratton (b. 1966), née Camden, English author and a former theatre performer
  • Joseph Thomas Hector Gratton (1900-1970), Canadian composer, arranger, conductor, pianist, and music educator
  • Gerry Gratton (1927-1963), Canadian silver medalist weightlifter at the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Lynda Gratton (b. 1955), British organizational theorist, consultant, and Professor of Management Practice at London Business School
  • Michel Gratton (1952-2011), Canadian journalist, Press Secretary for Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney (1984-1987)
  • Daniel "Dan" Gratton (b. 1966), Canadian former NHL player who played from 1986 to 1998
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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