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Ayton Early Origins



The surname Ayton 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)

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Ayton Spelling Variations


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Ayton Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Ayton occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Aiton, Ayton, Aytoun and others.

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Ayton Early History


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Ayton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ayton research. Another 503 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1296, 1440, 1672, 1440, 1887, 1570, 1638 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Ayton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ayton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ayton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ayton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Ayton, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Ayton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Ayton settled in Virginia in 1716

Ayton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Ayton, aged 21, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ayton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ayton (post 1700)



  • Sarah Ayton (b. 1980), British professional sailor, who won a gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • William Alexander Ayton (1816-1909), British Anglican clergyman
  • Sir Robert Ayton (1570-1638), Scottish poet and courtier

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Ayton Historic Events


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Ayton Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Leslie George Ayton (1917-1941), Australian Ordnance Artificer 4th Class from Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Ayton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ayton 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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