Early Origins of the Ditan family
The surname Ditan was first found in Devon
at Dotton, which was listed as Otrit in the Domesday Book
of 1086. At that time, there was land enough for 2 ploughs and comprised about 2 acres of meadow and 10 acres of pasture. It was held by Baldwin the Sheriff. The village or parish has since been lost but the family name was first referenced in the year 1240 when William de Dotton held estates there. Dotton is also listed in Somerset
about the same time as a mill on the River Otter and this mill continued in operation from about 1100 through 1960 when it was demolished. Dotton, Somerset
is now little more than a farm about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from the mouth of the Otter.
Early History of the Ditan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ditan research.Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1455, 1487, 1539, 1599, 1655, 1620, 1626, 1643, 1627 and 1633 are included under the topic Early Ditan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ditan Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Ditan family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include William Dotton who was listed as a canon on 21 July 1539. Edward Doty (c.
1599-1655) was a passenger on the historic 1620 voyage of the Mayflower as a servant... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ditan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ditan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Dotten, who came to Plymouth, MA in 1620; Mary Dotton, who settled in Virginia in 1665; Wm. Dottin, who was on record in Barbados in 1679; as well as Thomas Dotton, who arrived in Quebec in 1821..