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Where did the English Tetton family come from? What is the English Tetton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tetton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tetton family history?

The origins of the Tetton name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the township of Tatton found in the parish of Rostherne in the county of Cheshire. The surname Tetton is a habitation name that was originally derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The surname originated as a means of identifying individuals from a particular area. In the Middle Ages people often assumed the name of the place that they originally lived as their surname during the course of travel.

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Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Tetton were recorded, including Tatton, Tatten, Tattin, Tattone, Tattan, Taton, Taten, Tayton, Taytton, Taitten, Teyton, Teitton, Tetton, Tettin, Tetten, Tettan, Taytone, Teytone, Tattons, Tattens, Tattins, Tattans, Teytons and many more.

First found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Tatton, allied to the Barons Dunham and Massey.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tetton research. Another 193 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1809, 1606, 1669, 1645, 1646 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Tetton History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 101 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tetton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Tetton family emigrate to North America: Molly Tatton settled in New York State in 1849; Joseph Tatton settled in New England in 1646.

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The Tetton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tetton 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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