Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived at Aughton in the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Aughten family
Lancashire at Aughton, a village and civil parish within the West Lancashire district. "'Achetun' was held before the Conquest by Uctred, the Saxon proprietor of Dalton and Skelmersdale; the manor, or parts of it, subsequently came to the families of Acton or Aughton. Aughton Old Hall, the ancient residence of the Aughtons, is now a farmhouse." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"The share [Aughton, Lancashire, held by] Madoc de Aughton, ancestor of the Aughton family, is harder to trace. He granted to Einion de Aughton the mill by the pool of Aughton and the land of Haylandhurst in exchange for the overflow of the mill waters. Madoc his son gave to William son of Jugge land adjoining Cokemonhurst. Walter son of Madoc succeeded in or before the time of Edward II." CITATION[CLOSE]
This is not the only local so named. Aughton Humber was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Actun and as Achetun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Aughten family
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Aughten Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Aughten family name include Aughton, Aughtin, Aughten, Aughtan and others.
Early Notables of the Aughten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aughten family to Ireland
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Migration of the Aughten family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Aughten surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Aughterson, who settled in Boston in 1767.
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