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The name lawton first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the village of Lawton which was in both Cheshire and Herefordshire. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English words hlaw tun, which means that the original bearers of the surname lived in the farm that was located on the hill.

lawton Early Origins



The surname lawton was first found in Cheshire where the parish named Laughton dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Lestone [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
. Church Lawton is a small village and civil parish in Cheshire East and was recorded in the Domesday Book as Lautune. There are at least three other listings of places now named Laughton in the Domesday Book: Lachestone in Leicester, Lastone in Yorkshire and finally Loctone in Lincolnshire. The latter is believed to have been derived from the Old English words "loc" + "tun" and meant "enclosure that can be locked" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

The parish of Lowton in Lancashire "gave name to a family who subsequently adopted the surname of Kenyon from their possessions in a neighbouring township." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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lawton Spelling Variations


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lawton Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name lawton has appeared include Lawton, Laughton, Loughmane and others.

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lawton Early History


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lawton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lawton research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1660, 1721, 1693, 1670 and 1723 are included under the topic Early lawton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lawton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lawton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lawton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lawton In Ireland


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lawton In Ireland



Some of the lawton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 lawton arrived in North America very early:

lawton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eliza Lawton, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • George Lawton (1607-1693), who settled in Newport, Rhode Island in 1637 from Cranfield, Bedfordshire, one of 16 prominent citizens whose counsel was sought during King Phillips War
  • Thomas Lawton settled in Virginia in 1651
  • Elizabeth Lawton, aged 21, landed in Virginia in 1684

lawton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Lawton settled in St. Christopher in 1716
  • John Lawton, who landed in America in 1760-1763
  • Joseph Lawton settled in Maryland in 1774

lawton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Lawton, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • Charles Lawton, aged 37, landed in Key West, Fla in 1838
  • Matthew Lawton, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1843
  • Thomas Lawton, who arrived in Mississippi in 1843
  • Mary Lawton, who arrived in New York in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lawton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Isaac Lawton U.E. (b. 1730) who settled in Parr Town, Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1810 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. JamesLawton U.E. who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Lawton U.E. (b. 1757) born in Philadelphia, USA who settled in Carleton [Saint John West], New Brunswick, Canada c. 1784 he died in 1846 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Mary Lawton U.E. who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Lawton U.E. born in Rhode Island, USA who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1784 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lawton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Lawton, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland

lawton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Phineas Lawton, English convict from Sheffield, Yorkshire, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  • Robert Lawton, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Thomas Lawton, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia"
  • Thomas William Lawton, aged 36, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima"
  • Charles Lawton, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lawton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Lawton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Edward Lawton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Morning Star" in 1861
  • Harriet Lawton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Morning Star" in 1861
  • Frederick Lawton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Amos Lawton, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name lawton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lawton (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant-General William Stevens Lawton (1900-1993), American Comptroller, Department of the Army (1957-1960)
  • Lieutenant-General Samuel Tilden Lawton (1884-1961), American Member War Department Dependency Board (1944-1945)
  • Scott Lawton (b. 1960), American conductor
  • Matthew "Matt" Lawton (b. 1971), American Major League Baseball player
  • Jonathan Frederick "J. F." Lawton (b. 1960), American writer, producer and director
  • Henry Ware Lawton (1843-1899), US Army officer, Medal of Honor recipient
  • Harry Wilson Lawton (1927-2005), American author and novelist
  • Ben Redmond Lawton (1922-1987), American surgeon and healthcare reformer, President of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents (1984 to 1986)
  • April Lawton (1948-2006), American guitarist, singer, and composer
  • Alexander Lawton (1818-1896), American division commander in the American Civil War
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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lawton Historic Events


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lawton Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John Lawton, English Trimmer from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name lawton


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Suggested Readings for the name lawton



  • The Descendants of George Lawton by Elva Lawton.
  • How Grand a Flame by Clyde Bresee.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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The lawton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lawton 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.

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