D'yrton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

When the ancestors of the D'yrton family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Cumberland at Yrton, from whence they took their name.

Early Origins of the D'yrton family

The surname D'yrton was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Yrton (Irton.) The first on record was Richard of Yrton who is mentioned soon after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. He was succeeded by Bertram d'Yrton, then Adam d'Yrton, a knight of St. Jerusalem, who attended Godfrey of Boulogne at the siege of Jerusalem. Adam slew a Saracen General during the siege, by lopping off his head. "The Manor of Irton has belonged also to the [family] almost from the time of the Conquest. " [1]

Important Dates for the D'yrton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our D'yrton research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1753 and 1820 are included under the topic Early D'yrton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

D'yrton Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. D'yrton has been recorded under many different variations, including Irton, Yrton, d'Yrton, Erton, Eyrton and others.

Early Notables of the D'yrton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the D'yrton family

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. D'yrtons were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Thomas Irton who landed in North America in 1710.

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Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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