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Where did the English Dutton family come from? What is the English Dutton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dutton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dutton family history?Dutton is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dutton family lived in Dutton, Lancashire. Today Dutton is a civil parish and village within the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester, but this parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Duntune and literally meant "farmstead at a hill" from the Old English words dun + tun.  Dutton is also a civil parish in the Borough of Ribble Valley in Lancashire.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Dutton has been recorded under many different variations, including Dutton, Duton, Duttone and others.
First found in Lancashire where Odard Dutton, nephew of Hugh Lupus was granted the lands of the Barony of Dutton in 1066. He was directly descended from William, Earl of Eu, who married a niece of William the Conqueror.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dutton research. Another 391 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1248, 1275, 1332, 1415, 1421, 1459, 1545, 1594, 1657, 1624, 1640 and 1647 are included under the topic Early Dutton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 129 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dutton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Dutton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 41 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Duttons were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Dutton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Dutton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Dutton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Dutton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Dutton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dutton 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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