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Ganderton is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in a township and estate by the name of Anderton in the county of Lancashire, located north of Ince on the coast north of Liverpool.

Ganderton Early Origins



The surname Ganderton was first found in Lancashire from very ancient times, they being from the town of Anderton in that county, located north of Ince on the coast north of Liverpool. "This place gave name to a family which was seated here at an early period; it comprises about 800 acres, and has coal-mines, and good stone-quarries." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

One of the more famous branches held Euxton Hall at Euxton in Lancashire. "Over the portal, and also on two old chimneypieces in the house, are to be seen the arms of the Molyneuxs and Andertons quartered; William Anderton, Esq., having married Mary, daughter of the fifth viscount Molyneux. The ceilings of the entrance-hall and staircase, richly ornamented by Concillio, are in good preservation, and the mansion has been considerably altered and enlarged by William Ince Anderton, Esq., the present possessor." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Ganderton Spelling Variations


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Ganderton Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ganderton has been recorded under many different variations, including Anderton, Andertone, Andeton and others.

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Ganderton Early History


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Ganderton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ganderton research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1557, 1618, 1577, 1643, 1560, 1586, 1586, 1611, 1671, 1630, 1667, 1628, 1678, 1615, 1657, 1691, 1677, 1705, 1678, 1710, 1680, 1724, 1680, 1760, 1715 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Ganderton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ganderton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ganderton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include: James Anderton (1557-1618) an English Catholic aristocrat who held Lostock Hall, Lostock. Laurence Anderton, alias Scroop (1577-1643), was a learned English Jesuit. Of the same stock, he was son of Thomas Anderton, of Horwich, and brother of Christopher Anderton, of Lostock. Robert Anderton...

Another 204 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ganderton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ganderton In Ireland


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Ganderton In Ireland



Some of the Ganderton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ganderton or a variant listed above:

Ganderton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Ganderton, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1893

Ganderton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lillian Ganderton, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Bedford, England, in 1913
  • Charles Ganderton, aged 22, who settled in America from Bedford, England, in 1913
  • Gordon Ganderton, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Bedford, England, in 1913
  • Albert E. Ganderton, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Elbert Ganderton, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ganderton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ganderton (post 1700)



  • Daniel Ganderton (b. 1988), Australian Thoroughbred horse racing jockey from Launceston, Tasmania, winner of the Queensland Cup (2009)
  • Monique Ganderton (b. 1980), Canadian stunt woman and actress from Edmonton, Alberta

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. 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. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Ganderton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ganderton 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.

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