The ancestors of the Ierton surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in Ireton
which was known as the village of the Irish.
Early Origins of the Ierton family
The surname Ierton was first found in Derbyshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Ierton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ierton research.Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1531, 1685, 1769, 1720, 1610, 1651, 1615, 1689 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Ierton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ierton Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ierton include Ireton, Ireson and others.
Early Notables of the Ierton family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Richard Ireton, High Sheriff
in 1531; Nathaniel Ireson (1685-1769), an English potter, architect and mason best known for his work around Wincanton in Somerset; Nathaniel Ireson, English churchwarden of the Church of Saint Peter, Stourton, Wiltshire... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ierton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ierton family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Edward and Elizabeth Ireson who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; Peter Ireton, a servant sent to the "foreign plantations" from Bristol in 1658.
The Ierton Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fay ce que doy, advienne que pourra
Motto Translation: Do what you must, come what may.