Ernest D Orton

March 1871–17 October 1927 (Age 56)
Dalton, Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States

The Life of Ernest D

When Ernest D Orton was born in March 1871, in Dalton, Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States, his father, Edgbert Orton, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Carpenter, was 25. He married Gertrude S. Smith in 1899, in Rochester, Ulster, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Portage, Livingston, New York, United States in 1880. He died on 17 October 1927, in Farmersville, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Cattaraugus, New York, United States.

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Ernest D Orton
Gertrude S. Smith
Marriage: 1899
Marion Naomi Orton
Ernest Orton
Lucile D Orton
Margaret Elizabeth Orton
Wallace Orton
William M. Orton

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Rochester, Ulster, New York, United States


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Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Orton. All those in England share a second element from Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but the first element in each case is more difficult to determine. Examples in Cambridgeshire and Warwickshire are on the banks of rivers, so that there it is probably Old English ōfer ‘riverbank’; in other cases it is impossible to decide between ofer ‘ridge’ and ufera ‘upper’. Orton in Cumbria is probably formed with the Old Norse byname Orri ‘black-cock’ (the male black grouse). Orton near Fochabers, Scotland, is of uncertain etymology.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ernist Orton in household of Egbert Orton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ernest D Orton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Earnest Orton, "United States Census, 1920"

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