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Curiton is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the township of Cuerden, which is in the parish of Leyland in the county of Lancashire. The surname Curiton belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Curiton Early Origins



The surname Curiton was first found in Lancashire in the village and civil parish of Cuerden in the Borough of Chorley. The village has remained small over the years as a recent census showed only 77 people living there. The place name derives its name from the Welsh word cerdin. Roger the Poitevin (Roger de Poitou), born in Normandy originally held the lands shortly after the Conquest. Cuerden Hall is a country mansion built around 1717 on a site of a previous manor home.

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Curiton Early History


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Curiton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curiton research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1604, 1608 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Curiton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Curiton Spelling Variations


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Curiton Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Curiton has been recorded under many different variations, including Cuerden, Cuerton and others.

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Curiton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Curiton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Curiton or a variant listed above: Richard and Margaret Cureton, and their two children who arrived in Philadelphia in 1685; and John Cuerton who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1880.

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