Louton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Louton family

The surname Louton 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 Louton family

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

Louton Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Louton family (pre 1700)

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United States Louton migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Louton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Noel Louton, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1921


  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].


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