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Early Origins of the Ditto family

The surname Ditto 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 Ditto family

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Ditto Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ditto family

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...

Ditto Ranking

In the United States, the name Ditto is the 10,368th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Ditto 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..


Contemporary Notables of the name Ditto (post 1700) +

  • James Ditto, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1924 [3]
  • James Ditto, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Arlington, Texas, 1877-86 [3]
  • Charles J. Ditto, American Republican politician, Mayor of Petoskey, Michigan, 1914-15 [3]
  • Richard Ditto (b. 1935), American former politician, Member of the Ohio Senate (1979-1980)
  • John Kane Ditto (b. 1944), American former politician, Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi (1989-1997)
  • Beth Ditto (b. 1981), stage name of Mary Beth Patterson, an American singer-songwriter, most notable for her work with the indie rock band Gossip
  • Brigadier-General Rollo Curtin Ditto (1886-1947), American Assistant Chief of Chemical Warfare Service (1943-1946) [4]


  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 24) Rollo Ditto. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Ditto/Rollo_Curtin/USA.html


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