Lewton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lewton family

The surname Lewton was first found in Bedfordshire, at Luton, once home of Luton Castle, a 12th-century castle, a timber motte-and-bailey structure built in 1139 but demolished in 1154. An excavation in 2002, revealed a steep ditch. Today Luton is a large town and unitary authority of Bedfordshire, but in the area Paleolithic encampments (about 250,000 years old) have been found. About the 6th century, it was a Saxon outpost on the River Lea. Luton is recorded in the Domesday Book [1] as Loitone and also as Lintone. One of the first records of the family was John de Luyton, rector of the church of St. Elphin, Warrington, Lancashire in 1343. [2]

Early History of the Lewton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lewton research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1238, 1240 and 1253 are included under the topic Early Lewton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lewton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Luton, Luthon, Leuton, Leueton, Lewton, Louton and many more.

Early Notables of the Lewton family (pre 1700)

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United States Lewton migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lewton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Lewton, who settled in Virginia in 1701
  • Thomas Lewton, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lewton (post 1700) +

  • Val Lewton (1904-1951), born Vladimir Ivanovich Leventon, a Russian-American film producer and screenwriter, best known for his low-budget horror films he produced for RKO Pictures in the 1940s
  • Stephen Michael Lewton (b. 1983), English professional golfer who won the 2014 Mercuries Taiwan Masters

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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