Detten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Detten family

The surname Detten was first found in Lancashire at Ditton, a township, in the parish and union of Prescot, hundred of West Derby. "The manor was held, in the reign of Edward III., by various families, of whom Thomas de Ditton performed suit and service to the county and wapentake for a fourth part." [1]

Early History of the Detten family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Detten research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1395, 1510, 1600, 1455, 1487, 1675, 1715 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Detten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Detten Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ditton, Diton, Dytton, Dyton, Dighton and others.

Early Notables of the Detten family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Humphry Ditton (1675-1715), an English mathematician from Salisbury, through the influence of Isaac Newton, was elected mathematical master in Christ's Hospital. He was born at Salisbury on 29 May 1675, being, it is said, the...
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Detten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Detten migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Detten Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Detten, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [2]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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