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Causton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the Causton name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the hamlet of Causton in Norfolk. The place-name appears in the Domesday Book as Caustuna.

Early Origins of the Causton family


The surname Causton was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Causton family


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Causton Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Causton were recorded, including Causton, Caustin, Cawston, Kawston and others.

Early Notables of the Causton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Causton family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Causton family emigrate to North America:

Causton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Causton, who settled in Georgia with his wife Martha in 1732
  • Martha Causton, who arrived in Georgia in 1733 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Causton, who landed in Georgia in 1734 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Causton (post 1700)


  • Edward Causton (1876-1957), English cricketer born in Hammersmith
  • Richard Causton (b. 1971), English composer and teacher, born in London
  • Richard Knight Causton PC, DL (1843-1929), 1st Baron Southwark, English stationer and Liberal politician born in Deptford, Kent, Paymaster-General (1905 to 1910)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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