Dittan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dittan family

The surname Dittan 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 Dittan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dittan 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 Dittan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dittan Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dittan 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...
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Migration of the Dittan family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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