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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change, including many immigrants with new names. Gattint is a name for a watchman. The watchman was responsible for keeping guard over the gates of a castle or manor.

Gattint Early Origins



The surname Gattint was first found in Kent where they were granted extensive estates in that shire. Some of the first on record for this name include: Hemfrid de Gatton (born: 1094, died: unknown), Hamo de Gatton (1125-1165), Robert de Gatton (1147-1190) and Hamo de Gatton (1170-1216). Hamon de Gatton was granted lands in Throwly in Kent about the 12th century.

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Gattint Early History


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Gattint Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gattint research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gattint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gattint Spelling Variations


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Gattint Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Gattint have been found, including Gatton, Gatens, Gattan, Gattyn, Gattynd and others.

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Gattint Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gattint Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gattint were among those contributors: George Gaton settled in Virginia in 1638; Thomas Gatens arrived in Philadelphia in 1840; Patrick Gatans arrived in Philadelphia in 1858; William Gattens settled in Maryland in 1774..

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