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The surname Nordton is derived from a place name, derived from the Od English words "norš" or "north" and "tun," meaning "enclosure." The Nordton surname is considered to have arisen independently, coming from one of the many places so named throughout Britain.

Nordton Early Origins



The surname Nordton was first found in Kent where Osuuardus de Nordton [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
was on record in the Domesday Book of 1086. "Egbert Coigniers whose son Roger was living in in the ninth year of Edward II., and was father of Roger, who marrying the heiress of Norton of Norton, their son took that name." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
However, "the Gazetter mentions between forty and fifty parish, townships, & c., [etc.] so called, and there are hundreds of farms and minor localities [named Norton.]" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Literally, the place name means "northern farmstead or homestead". [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Other early records of the family include a Norton, in a Herald's visitation in 1043 listed in the Harlein Manuscripts. Another early record of the name is Leofwin de Norton in the Pipe Rolls for Lincolnshire for 1177.

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Nordton Spelling Variations


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Nordton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Norton, Nordton, Northon, Northinton, Northington and others.

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Nordton Early History


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Nordton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nordton research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1296, 1296, 1507, 1508, 1601, 1602, 1477, 1436, 1548, 1604, 1532, 1584, 1622, 1582, 1645, 1621, 1622, 1613, 1614, 1620, 1687, 1661, 1679, 1679, 1687, 1615, 1691, 1685, 1689, 1606 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Nordton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nordton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nordton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Norton (died c. 1477), English alchemist, elected a member of the UK Parliament from Bristol in 1436; Samuel Norton (1548- c. 1604), scientist, justice of the peace and sheriff of Somerset; Thomas Norton (1532-1584), English lawyer, politician, writer of verse, known for his anti-Catholic...

Another 93 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nordton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nordton In Ireland


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Nordton In Ireland



Some of the Nordton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 or some of its variants were: George Norton, who came to Salem, MA in 1629; Walter Norton, Eleanor Norton, and their daughter Jane who arrived in Charlestown, MA in 1630; Francis Norton, who settled in Charlestown, MA in 1630.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  4. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Nordton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nordton 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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