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The Anglo-Saxon name Lytton comes from the family having resided in the region of Litton located throughout various counties in England. Lytton 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.

Lytton Early Origins



The surname Lytton was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Lytton Spelling Variations


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Lytton Spelling Variations



Lytton has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Lytton, Litton and others.

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Lytton Early History


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Lytton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lytton research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1615, 1586, 1611, 1581, 1660, 1640, 1648, 1562, 1615, 1615 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Lytton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lytton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lytton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Robert Lytton of Derbyshire; Sir Roland Lytton ( ca. 1562-1615) (also Rowland Litton), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1586 and 1611; Sir...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lytton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Lyttons to arrive on North American shores:

Lytton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Beaumont Lytton, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Fred W. Lytton, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Henry C. Lytton, aged 61, who landed in America, in 1907
  • George Lytton, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1909
  • John I. Lytton, aged 14, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lytton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lytton (post 1700)



  • L. Rogers Lytton (1867-1924), American film actor of the silent era
  • Bart Lytton (1912-1969), American "brash, colorful and controversial" Los Angeles financier, Democratic Party fund-raiser and philanthropist
  • Bart Lytton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964
  • Mrs. Bart Lytton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956
  • Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer- Lytton GCB, GCSI, GCIE, PC (1831-1891), 1st Earl of Lytton, an English statesman and poet, Viceroy of India (1876-1880)
  • Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer- Lytton PC (1803-1873), 1st Baron Lytton, an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician, known for "the pen is mightier than the sword" and his infamous opening line "It was a dark and stormy night"
  • Paul Lytton (b. 1947), English free jazz percussionist
  • Louisa Lytton (b. 1989), English actress
  • Sir Henry Alfred Lytton (1867-1936), English actor and singer, best known for his roles in Gilbert and Sullivan operas
  • John Peter Michael Scawen Lytton DL FRICS MCIArb (1950-1951), 5th Earl of Lytton, Viscount Knebworth, a British surveyor and House of Lords member
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lytton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lytton 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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