as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when James Clopton held the manor of Clopton up to 1275.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Clopton, who arrived in America between the years 1600-1675; William Clopton, who was on record in Virginia in 1673; as well as William A. Clopton, who settled in Texas in 1837..