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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.

Early Origins of the Mytton family


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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Early History of the Mytton family

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Early History of the Mytton family


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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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Early Notables of the Mytton family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Mytton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mytton family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Mytton family to the New World and Oceana


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, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" between 1841 and 1850
  • Martha Mytton, aged 36, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" between 1841 and 1850
  • Thomas Mytton, aged 12, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" between 1841 and 1850
  • Henry Mytton, aged 9, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" between 1841 and 1850
  • John Mytton, aged 6, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" between 1841 and 1850
  • ... (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, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1850
  • Martha Mytton, aged 36, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1850
  • Thomas Mytton, aged 12, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1850
  • Henry Mytton, aged 9, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1850
  • John Mytton, aged 6, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand 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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  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

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