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Where did the English Mitton family come from? What is the English Mitton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mitton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mitton family history?

The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Mitton family name to the British Isles. They lived in Shropshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Moutons, in Calvados, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

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Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Mytton, Mutton, Myreton, Myrton, Mouton, Myttins, Mitton and many more.

First found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mitton research. Another 245 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1373, 1565, 1637, 1604, 1624, 1597 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Mitton History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 63 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mitton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Mitton or a variant listed above were:

Mitton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Roger Mitton, who arrived in Virginia in 1692

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  • Bernard Mitton (b. 1954), South African-born, American professional male tennis player
  • Geraldine Edith "G. E." Mitton (1868-1955), English novelist, biographer, editor, and guide-book writer
  • John "Jack" Mitton (1895-1983), English professional footballer
  • Trent Mitton (b. 1990), Australian field hockey player
  • David Nelson Godfrey Mitton (1939-2008), British two-time BAFTA nominated television producer and director, best known for directing and producing Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
  • Grant Mitton, Australian field hockey player at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Randy Mitton (b. 1950), Canadian retired National Hockey League linesman from Fredericton, New Brunswick


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

This page was last modified on 10 January 2015 at 14:35.

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