Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the region of Kirkton which referred to site where a church was in Berkshire. Kirton 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 Kirton 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 Kirton family
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Kirton Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Kirton has appeared include Kirton, Kirkton, Kirtman and others.
Early Notables of the Kirton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kirton family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Kirton arrived in North America very early:
Kirton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Kirton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Kirton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Kirton (post 1700)
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