Ireton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Ireton dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Ireton which was known as the village of the Irish.

Early Origins of the Ireton family

The surname Ireton 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 Ireton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ireton research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1531, 1685, 1769, 1720, 1610, 1651, 1615, 1689 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Ireton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ireton have been found, including Ireton, Ireson and others.

Early Notables of the Ireton family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Richard Ireton, High Sheriff of Cumberland 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 Ireton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Ireton migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Ireton, or a variant listed above:

Ireton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peter Ireton, a servant sent to the "foreign plantations" from Bristol, England in 1658
  • Thomas Ireton, who settled in Maryland in 1662
  • Thomas Ireton, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [1]
  • Roger Ireton, who landed in Virginia in 1699 [1]

Canada Ireton migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ireton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Ireton, who settled in Quebec in 1820
  • John Ireton, who arrived in Canada in 1820

Contemporary Notables of the name Ireton (post 1700) +

  • Amanda Ireton (b. 1979), American comedian
  • Bobby Ireton, Irish politician, Town Councillor in Gorey, Co. Wexford
  • Keith Ireton, medical researcher at the University of Toronto, Canada
  • Albert Ireton (1879-1947), British boxer

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Edward Ireton, English 3rd Class passenger from England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [2]


The Ireton 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.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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