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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

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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 May 2014 at 08:31.

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