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Eyton Early Origins



The surname Eyton 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]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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Eyton Spelling Variations


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Eyton Spelling Variations



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

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Eyton Early History


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Eyton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eyton research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1154, 1510, 1600, 1982, 1241, 1396, 1982, 1455, 1487, 1607, 1681, 1660 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Eyton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eyton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eyton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Eyton In Ireland


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Eyton In Ireland



Some of the Eyton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Eyton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samson Eyton, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1650
  • Samson Eyton, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1650
  • Laurence Eyton, who arrived in Barbados in 1655
  • William Eyton, who also came to Barbados in 1680
  • Richard Eyton, an emigrant in bondage, who arrived in America in 1690

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eyton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eyton (post 1700)



  • Thomas Campbell Eyton (1809-1880), English naturalist, a friend of Charles Darwin, who, after taking possession of the family estate at Eyton, Shropshire, in 1855, built a museum for skins and skeletons of European birds
  • Anthony Eyton (b. 1923), English painter

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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Eyton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eyton 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 22 May 2015 at 14:03.

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