Early Origins of the Eyton family
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." 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 Eyton family
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Eyton Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Eyton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eyton family to Ireland
Some of the Eyton family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Eyton family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Laurence Eyton, who arrived in Barbados in 1655
- William Eyton, who settled in Barbados in 1680
- Richard Eyton, an emigrant in bondage, who arrived in America in 1690
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