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Early Origins of the Ditton family

The surname Ditton 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 Ditton family

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

Ditton Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ditton 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...

United States Ditton migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ditton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jane Ditton, who arrived in Maryland in 1673 2

New Zealand Ditton migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Ditton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Florence Ditton, (b. 1850), aged 18, British housemaid travelling from London aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th February 1869 3

Contemporary Notables of the name Ditton (post 1700) +

  • Humphry Ditton, English mathematician

  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)
  3. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from on Facebook