Estelle Gertrude Gritton

13 July 1884–

The Life of Estelle Gertrude

Estelle Gertrude Gritton was christened on 13 July 1884, in Barbados as the daughter of Jane Gritton.

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Jane Gritton
Estelle Gertrude Gritton

Parents and Siblings

    Jane Gritton




World Events (3)


The Barbados Independence Order Act is passed at the request of Errol Barrow, who becomes Prime Minister. Independence Day is celebrated on November 30th of each year. The island retains the Queen of England as the Head of State, and she is represented on Barbados by a Barbadian Governor General.

The island of Barbados joins the United Nations.

Barbados establishes relations with Cuba.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Gretton. One in Northamptonshire is named from Old English grēot ‘gravel’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Gretton in Shropshire is named from Old English grēoten ‘gravelly’ + tūn, while Gretton, Gloucestershire, is ‘farmstead (tūn) near Greet (Old English grēote ‘gravelly place’)’.

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

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  • Estelle Gertrude Gritton, "Caribbean, Births and Baptisms, 1590-1928"

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