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The ancestors of the bearers of the Aughton family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found at Aughton in the county of Lancashire.

Aughton Early Origins



The surname Aughton was first found in 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
This is not the only local so named. Aughton Humber was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Actun and as Achetun. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
To complicate matters more, Aughton is also a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire and a village near Rotherham in South Yorkshire. Literally, the place name means "farmstead where oak-tress grow," from the Old English words "ac" + "tun." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Conjecturally, the Aughton line is descended from Roger of Poitou, the Norman Baron who held the Lordship at the taking of the Domesday Book. Roger was son of Roger de Montgomery and the line became extinct under that identification. Aughton was recorded as having 2 hawk's eyries at that time.

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Aughton Spelling Variations


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Aughton Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Aughton include Aughton, Aughtin, Aughten, Aughtan and others.

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Aughton Early History


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Aughton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aughton research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aughton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aughton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aughton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Aughton or a variant listed above:

Aughton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Aughton, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1893

Aughton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ida Aughton, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Southport, in 1900
  • William Aughton, aged 32, who settled in America from Southport, in 1900
  • Elvy Aughton, aged 44, who emigrated to America from Southport, in 1903
  • John Aughton, aged 42, who settled in America from Southport, in 1903
  • Stanley Aughton, aged 1, who landed in America from Southampton, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aughton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aughton (post 1700)



  • Peter Aughton, author

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Aughton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aughton 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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