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Kerton is a name of ancient 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.

Kerton Early Origins



The surname Kerton was first found in 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.

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Kerton Spelling Variations


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Kerton Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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.

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Kerton Early History


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Kerton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kerton research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1270 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Kerton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kerton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kerton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kerton 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 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

  • John Kerton, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • William Kerton, who arrived in Maryland in 1674

Kerton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelina Kerton, aged 30, who settled in America from Barbados, in 1907
  • Gertrude Kerton, aged 25, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • Reginald Kerton, aged 20, who landed in America from W. Indies, in 1908
  • William Kerton, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Barrow in Furness, England, in 1913
  • Margaret Kerton, aged 21, who settled in America from Chilton Cantels, Mt. Yeovil, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kerton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kerton (post 1700)



  • Sudjana Kerton (1922-1994), Indonesian painter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kerton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kerton 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 September 2014 at 17:24.

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