Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found at Aughton in the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Aughton 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 Aughton family
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Aughton Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Aughton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aughton family to Ireland
Some of the Aughton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Aughton family to the New World and Oceana
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
Aughton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Aughton (post 1700)
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