The surname Auton was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times as Lords of the manor of Orton, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Auton family
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Migration of the Auton family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Orton who settled in Virginia in 1654; Mr. Orton settled in Georgia in 1741; Thomas Orton landed in America in 1763; William Orton settled in Maryland in 1772.
Contemporary Notables of the name Auton (post 1700)
Brigadier-General Jesse Auton (1904-1952), American Chief of the Fighter Division, Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Nebraska (1950-1952) 
James Auton (1879-1924), English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer from Hartlepool who played for West Hartlepool R.F.C. in 1904
Margaret Auton (b. 1951), British swimmer from Hartlepool who competed in three events at the 1968 Summer Olympics