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Where did the English Durton family come from? What is the English Durton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Durton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Durton family history?The ancestors of the Durton family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Yorkshire, at Treeton.
Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Durton were recorded, including Turton, Treeton, Treton and others.
First found in Yorkshire where Richard of Treeton (Turton) held that village consisting of a church and a mill from the Count of Mortain at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Durton research. Another 141 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1584, 1669 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Durton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 69 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Durton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Durton arrived in North America very early: Francis Turton who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants; Thomas Turton settled in Virginia in 1663; Timothy Turton settled in Virginia in 1652.
The Durton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Durton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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