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Gatton is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a watchman. The watchman was responsible for keeping guard over the gates of a castle or manor.

Gatton Early Origins



The surname Gatton 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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Gatton Spelling Variations


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Gatton 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 Gatton have been found, including Gatton, Gatens, Gattan, Gattyn, Gattynd and others.

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Gatton Early History


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Gatton Early History



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

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Gatton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gatton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gatton Notables 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 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 Gatton were among those contributors:

Gatton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Marian Gatton, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1897

Gatton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elizabeth Gatton, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1905
  • William R Gatton, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Louis L. Gatton, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • H. C. Gatton, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1921
  • H. C. Gatton, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatton (post 1700)



  • Carol Martin "Bill" Gatton (b. 1932), American entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Danny Gatton (1945-1994), American guitarist, ranked 63rd on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time
  • Thomas L. Gatton, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 137th District, 1996
  • Robert R. Gatton, American politician, U.S. Consul in Mazatlan, 1851-55
  • Harry Gatton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956
  • Gail Gatton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1996
  • Thomas Gatton, banking executive, North Carolina

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    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. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Gatton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gatton 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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