Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the region of Kirkton which referred to site where a church was in Berkshire. Kerton is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Kerton family
Lincolnshire 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 Kerton family
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Kerton Spelling Variations
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. Kerton has been recorded under many different variations, including Kirton, Kirkton, Kirtman and others.
Early Notables of the Kerton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kerton family to the New World and Oceana
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 Kerton or a variant listed above:
Kerton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Kerton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Kerton (post 1700)
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