Early Origins of the Eiton family
The surname Eiton was first found in Shropshire
at Eyton where "this family can lay claim to great antiquity, being certainly resident at Eyton on the Weald Moors
as early as the reigns of Henry I. and II. They were in some way connected with the Pantulfs, Barons of Wem, who were Lords of Eyton at the period of the Domesday Survey." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Today Eyton is known as Eyton upon the Weald Moors
and dates back to the aforementioned Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was originally listed as Etone. By 1344, the local
was known as "Eyton super le Wildmore" and literally meant "farmstead on dry ground in marsh, or on well-watered land," from the Old English words "eg" + "tun." The affix means "in the wild moorland," from the Old English "wilde" + "mor." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Eiton family
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Eiton Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Eiton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eiton family to Ireland
Some of the Eiton family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Eiton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Samson Eyton, who arrived in Cambridge, MA in 1650; Laurence Eyton, who arrived in Barbados in 1655; William Eyton, who also came to Barbados in 1680.