Coryton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Coryton family

The surname Coryton was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Coryton and St. Ives. The church in the parish of Mellyn or St. Mellion in Cornwall "is an ancient structure in the early English style, with a lofty tower of granite; it contains some rich Norman details, and monuments to the Coryton family." [1]

The manor of Dinnerdake, or Dunerdake, in the parish of St. Ive, Cornwall was held by the Coryton family at one time. [2]

The manor of Landegy in the parish of Kea, Cornwall has been held by the family "since about the year 1620, it was sold by Charles Tregain to William Coryton, Esq. ancestor of John Tillie Coryton, Esq. the present proprietor." [2]

Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Important Dates for the Coryton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coryton research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1079, 1149, 1142, 1162, 1651, 1621, 1680, 1660, 1679, 1661 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Coryton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coryton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Coryton, Corryton, Corington, Corrington, Corinton and many more.

Early Notables of the Coryton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Coryton family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
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