Eiton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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." [1]

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." [2]

Stephen Eyton or Edon ( fl. 1320?), was an early English chronicler, "a canon of the Augustinian priory of Warter, near Pocklington in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and possibly took his name from the neighbouring village of Etton." [3]

Early History of the Eiton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eiton research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1154, 1510, 1600, 1982, 1241, 1396, 1982, 1455, 1487, 1607, 1681, 1660, 1660, 1172 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Eiton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eiton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Eyton, Eyghton, Eiton, Eytone and others.

Early Notables of the Eiton family (pre 1700)

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eiton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Eiton family to Ireland

Some of the Eiton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 79 words (6 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 Eiton family

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.

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print

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