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The surname Riverton was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 14th century near Bolton in that shire.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rivington, Revington, Riffington, Rifington and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riverton research. Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1587, 1618, 1642, 1688, and 1742 are included under the topic Early Riverton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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