The ancestors of the Churton surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived at Churton, in Staffordshire.
Early Origins of the Churton family
The surname Churton was first found in Staffordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Churton family
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Churton Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Churton include Churton, Chirton, Chirtona and others.
Early Notables of the Churton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Churton family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Churton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Churton, who settled in South Dakota
- Sarah Churton, who arrived in New York in 1843
Churton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- J F Churton, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship "Bolton"
- John Frederick Churton, aged 41, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
- Mary Churton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
- Alexander Churton, aged 11, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
- Catherine Churton, aged 10, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
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The Churton Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: Advance.