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The history of the Mytton family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. 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.

Mytton Early Origins



The surname Mytton 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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Mytton Spelling Variations


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Mytton Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Mytton, Mutton, Myreton, Myrton, Mouton, Myttins, Mitton and many more.

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Mytton Early History


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Mytton Early History



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

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Mytton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mytton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mytton 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mytton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Allen Mytton, English Convict from Hereford, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  • Edward Mytton, aged 36, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850
  • Martha Mytton, aged 36, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850
  • Thomas Mytton, aged 12, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850
  • Henry Mytton, aged 9, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850
  • John Mytton, aged 6, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mytton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Mytton, aged 36, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1850
  • Martha Mytton, aged 36, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1850
  • Thomas Mytton, aged 12, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1850
  • Henry Mytton, aged 9, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1850
  • John Mytton, aged 6, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mytton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mytton (post 1700)



  • John Mytton (1796-1834), British eccentric, who inherited a family seat at Halston Hall near Shrewsbury, and eventually ended up in debtor's prison, where he died
  • David Mytton (b. 1987), Managing Director of Olate Ltd

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Mytton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mytton 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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