Origins Available: English
Celtic in origin, the name of Kolton came from the rugged landscape of Wales
. The name's origins go back to a time when the Kolton family lived in any of such places as Carlton in Bedfordshire
, Cambridge, Durham
, or the East Riding of Yorkshire
, or in one of the places called Carleton in Cumberland Lancashire
, or the West Riding of Yorkshire
. One of the reasons for the numerous entries of the place name is that the name literally means "farmstead or estate of the freemen" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Kolton family
The surname Kolton was first found in Herefordshire
, but one family was found at Whitton in Shropshire
in early times. "Here is a farmhouse formerly a seat of the Charltons, where James II. visited: a chamber in it contains some superior tapestry of that period." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Kolton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kolton research.Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1268, 1353, 1300, 1360, 1336, 1374, 1362, 1401, 1369, 1361, 1369, 1560, 1638, 1573, 1632, 1599, 1654, 1559, 1628, 1618, 1619, 1605, 1685, 1660, 1661, 1672, 1679, 1678, 1685, 1642, 1673, 1673 and are included under the topic Early Kolton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kolton Spelling Variations
Although there are comparatively few Welsh
surnames, they have a great many spelling variations
. Variations of Welsh
names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh
society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic
language of Wales
, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations
were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations
of the name Kolton have included Carleton, Carlton, Charleton, Charlton and others.
Early Notables of the Kolton family (pre 1700)
Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was John Charleton, (1268-1353), 1st Baron
Cherleton, 1st Lord Charlton of Powys
, British baron; John Charleton, (c.
1300-1360), 2nd Baron
Cherleton, 2nd Lord Charlton of Powys, British baron; John Charleton, (c.
1336-1374), 3rd Baron
Cherleton, 3rd Lord Charlton of Powys, British baron... Another 144 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kolton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kolton family to Ireland
Some of the Kolton family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kolton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kolton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Maxime Kolton, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898