The ancestors of the Dyton family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in the North Riding of Yorkshire
. They descended from the distinguished Norman family of Picot d'Auton, and it is from that local
name, which means from Auton,
that the surname derives.
Early Origins of the Dyton family
The surname Dyton was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Dyton family
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Dyton Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dyton were recorded, including Daton, Dayton, Deighton, Dauton and others.
Early Notables of the Dyton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dyton family to Ireland
Some of the Dyton family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dyton family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Dyton arrived in North America very early: Ralph Dayton who settled in New Haven Conn. in 1630; Mary Dayton arrived in Virginia in 1648; B. and W.B. Dayton arrived in San Francisco Cal. in 1852.