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The name Culton is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Colton. There are places named Colton in Staffordshire, Norfolk and North Yokshire. Although the Staffordshire origin is more common some families' names are derived from the Norfolk location.

Culton Early Origins



The surname Culton was first found in Colton or Coulton, located in Staffordshire, North Yorkshire, Norfolk and Cumbria. The places had a variety of listings in the Domesday Book including Coletuna (Norfolk), Coletune (North Yorkshire) and Coltone (Staffordshire.) However, the meaning of the place names were essentially the same: "farmstead of a man called Cola or Koli" having derived from the Old English or Old Scandinavian personal name + tun. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The Cumbria placename was originally listed as Coleton in 1202, but its origins may have been much earlier.

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Culton Spelling Variations


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Culton Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Culton are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Culton include: Colton, Coulton and others.

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Culton Early History


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Culton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Culton research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1126, 1371, 1235, 1296, 1320 and 1404 are included under the topic Early Culton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Culton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Culton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Culton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Culton In Ireland


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Culton In Ireland



Some of the Culton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Culton or a variant listed above:

Culton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary Culton, aged 47, who landed in America, in 1907
  • William James Culton, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Martha Culton, aged 8, who emigrated to America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1913
  • Thomas Culton, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, Ireland, in 1913
  • James Culton, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, Ireland, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Culton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Anthony Culton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1783

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Contemporary Notables of the name Culton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Culton (post 1700)



  • William D. Culton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932
  • Ruth Ann Culton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996
  • Jill Culton, American animator, best known for her directorial debut on Sony's first animated movie, Open Season

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Culton Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  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. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Culton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Culton 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.

This page was last modified on 26 January 2016 at 09:42.

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