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Dotton Early Origins



The surname Dotton 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.

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Dotton Spelling Variations


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Dotton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dotton, Dotten, Dottin, Doten and others.

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Dotton Early History


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Dotton Early History



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

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Dotton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dotton Early Notables (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 Dotton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dotton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Dotton, who settled in Virginia in 1665
  • Mary Dotton, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Dotton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dotton, who arrived in Quebec in 1821

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dotton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dotton (post 1700)



  • William Dotton, canon of Newstead Abbey

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Dotton Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  11. ...

The Dotton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dotton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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