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Ayrton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Ayrton family


The surname Ayrton was first found in the county of Berwickshire, where Ayton is a small town "which takes its name from the water of Eye, on the banks of which it is situated, is intimately connected with important transactions of early times. It was formerly dependent on the monastery of Coldingham, as appears from charters belonging to that establishment, upon the settlement of which, between the years 1098 and 1107, under the auspices of King Edgar, that monarch made them several grants, including "Eytun" and "aliam Eytun," the latter being Nether Ayton, on the opposite side of the river." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
One of the first records of the name was William de Eytone who rendered homage to King Edward I in 1296. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Ayrton family


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Ayrton Spelling Variations


The name, Ayrton, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Aiton, Ayton, Aytoun and others.

Early Notables of the Ayrton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ayrton family to the New World and Oceana


The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Ayrton surname who came to North America were:

Ayrton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Ayrton, aged 47, who emigrated to America, in 1892
  • William E. Ayrton, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893

Ayrton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Richard Irving Ayrton, aged 36, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Kate Lovina Ayrton, aged 10, who settled in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Henry Ayrton, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States from Bradford, England, in 1909
  • Dorothy Emily Ayrton, aged 15, who landed in America from Oyleforth, England, in 1911
  • Robert Ayrton, aged 53, who landed in America from London, England, in 1915
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ayrton (post 1700)


  • Norman Ayrton (b. 1924), English actor, director, and theatre instructor
  • Neil Ayrton (b. 1962), former English professional footballer
  • Edmund Ayrton (1734-1808), English organist, Master of the Children of the Chapel Royal
  • Michael Ayrton (1920-1975), English painter and sculptor
  • William Edward Ayrton FRS (1847-1908), British physicist and engineer
  • Randle Ayrton (1869-1940), British actor, producer and director
  • Ormrod Maxwell Ayrton (1874-1960), Scottish architect
  • Matilda Chaplin Ayrton (1846-1883), British doctor, first wife of William Edward Ayrton
  • Phoebe Sarah Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923), British mathematician and physicist, second wife of William Edward Ayrton
  • Edward R. Ayrton (1882-1914), British Egyptologist and archaeologist
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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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