When James H Stratton was born on 11 September 1833, in Christiansburg, Jackson Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States, his father, Orange Stratton, was 32 and his mother, Isabella Long, was 29. He married Laura Catherine Rapp on 21 June 1859, in Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Center Township, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Marion, Center Township, Grant, Indiana, United States for about 10 years.
English and Scottish: habitational name from any of several places called Stratton or Stretton, almost all named with Old English strǣt ‘paved road, Roman road’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. Stratton in Cornwall, which may also be a partial source of the surname, probably has as its first element Cornish stras ‘valley’.
English: variant of Sturton, a habitational name from Sturton le Steeple (Nottinghamshire), Great Sturton (Lincolnshire), Sturton by Stow (Lincolnshire), or possibly Sturton (Northumberland), all of which placenames share the same etymology and early spellings as 1 above.
Scottish: habitational name from Straiton (Ayrshire), Straiton in Liberton (Midlothian), or South Straiton in Logie (Fife), all named with Old English strǣt ‘street, Roman road’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.
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