Ganderton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Ganderton family
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." 
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." 
Early History of the Ganderton family
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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.
Early Notables of the Ganderton family (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 (c. 1560-1586) was an English Roman Catholic priest and martyr. He and his close friend William Marsden were taken to the Isle of Wight near the spot where they had landed and executed by hanging, drawing, and quartering on 25 April 1586.
Thomas Anderton (1611-1671), was an English Benedictine, sixth...
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Ganderton migration to the United States +
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 immigrated 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 immigrated 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
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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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.