Early Origins of the Ritten family
The surname Ritten was first found in Lancashire
at Rishton, a township, in the parish and union of Blackburn, Lower division of the hundred
of Blackburn. "Henry, grandson of Henry de Blackburn, took the name of Rishton or Rushton." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Ritton Castle was located in Snailbeach, Shropshire
, but is now listed as one of the deserted villages and lost places. We do known that is was a Hill Fort in Worthen with Shelve, to west of the Stiperstones Ridge, about 1 hectare in area.
Early History of the Ritten family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ritten research.Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1664, 1413, 1407, 1403, 1550, 1586, 1581, 1584, 1585, 1578 and 1647 are included under the topic Early Ritten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ritten Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rishton, Rischton, Rishtone, Richton and others.
Early Notables of the Ritten family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Nicholas Rishton (died 1413), an English diplomatist, presumably a native of Rishton, Lancashire
, and was, like others of his name, educated at New College, Oxford, where he was fellow in 1407. He was one of the English commissioners to negotiate with France on 28 April 1403, and was employed in negotiations with the French and Flemings during the greater part of this and the following two years. CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Edward Rishton (1550-1586), was an English Catholic divine, descended from an ancient... Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ritten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ritten family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ritten Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- H. B. Ritten, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th August 1859 CITATION[CLOSE]
New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
The Ritten Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: I flourish again.
Ritten Family Crest Products
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html