Early Origins of the Dirton family
The surname Dirton was first found in East Lothian
, where they held a family seat
on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest
many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland
. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland
in Direlton when Adam fitz Adam de Direltone of Edinburgh rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward 1st of England
in his brief conquest of Scotland.
Early History of the Dirton family
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Dirton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dirlton, Drilton, Dirleton, Dirton, Direlton and others.
Early Notables of the Dirton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dirton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Many settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe to the New World. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, to Maine, to Florida, and to the Leeward islands..