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When the ancestors of the Mutton family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. 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.

Mutton Early Origins



The surname Mutton was first found in Shropshire. However, the parish of Little Mitton in Lancashire played an important role in the family's lineage. "It gave name as early as the time of Richard I. to a knightly family, of whom Sir Ralphe de Little Mitton is mentioned in the Townley MSS." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"Aighton [in Lancashire], under the name of Halghton, was granted by Ilbert de Lacy, prior to 1102, with other lands, to a family who is supposed to have taken the surname of Mitton." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Mutton Spelling Variations


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Mutton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Mutton have been found, including Mytton, Mutton, Myreton, Myrton, Mouton, Myttins, Mitton and many more.

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Mutton Early History


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Mutton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mutton 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 Mutton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mutton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mutton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mutton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Mutton were among those contributors:

Mutton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Mutton, who arrived in Virginia in 1606
  • Kathleen Mutton, who settled in Virginia in 1648 with her sister Mary
  • Kath Mutton, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • John Mutton, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Henry Mutton, who arrived in Maryland in 1677

Mutton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mittes Mutton, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906

Mutton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Mutton, who arrived in Canada in 1815

Mutton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Mutton, aged 49, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • Anne Mutton, aged 26, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • John Mutton, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nile"
  • William Mutton, aged 21, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"
  • Robert Mutton, aged 48, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mutton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Mutton, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Mary J. Mutton, aged 19, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Elizabeth Mutton, aged 2 mths., arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • George Mutton, aged 24, a mine labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • John Mutton, aged 21, a mine labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mutton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mutton (post 1700)



  • William W. Mutton, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1911
  • John Roderick Mutton (b. 1947), English politician, Labour group leader on Coventry City Council, former Lord Mayor of Coventry
  • Lerryn William Mutton OAM (1924-2015), Australian politician, Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Yaralla(1968-1978)
  • Kirby Mutton (b. 1984), Australian netball player
  • Guy Christopher "Mutto" Mutton (b. 1976), English-born, Australian singer
  • Brice Mutton (1890-1949), Australian politician

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. 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.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

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