Orton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Orton family

The surname Orton was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times as Lords of the manor of Orton, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Orton family

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Orton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ortun, Orton, Ortone and others.

Early Notables of the Orton family (pre 1700)

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Orton migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Orton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Orton, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1636 [1]
  • John Orton who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • James Orton, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [1]
Orton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christopher Orton, who landed in Georgia in 1741 [1]
  • Mr. Orton, who settled in Georgia in 1741
  • Thomas Orton, who landed in America in 1763
  • William Orton, who settled in Maryland in 1772
Orton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jane and Maria Orton, who settled in New York State in 1822
  • Jane Orton, aged 26, who landed in America in 1822 [1]
  • Maria Orton, aged 16, who landed in America in 1822 [1]
  • Robert Orton, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856

Orton migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Orton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Orton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
Orton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Orton, who landed in Canada in 1836

Orton migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Orton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Orton, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [2]

Orton migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Orton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Orton, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [3]
  • Mrs. Orton, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [3]
  • Child Orton, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [3]
  • Child Orton, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [3]
  • James Orton, aged 19, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Orton (post 1700)

  • Harlow S. Orton (1817-1895), American justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court from (1878-1895), Chief Justice from 1894 to 1895
  • Azariah Giles Orton (1789-1864), American Presbyterian theologian
  • James Orton (1830-1877), American naturalist
  • Daniel Joseph Orton (b. 1990), American professional NBA basketball player
  • William "Bill" Orton (1948-2009), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah (1991-1997)
  • Samuel Torrey Orton (1879-1948), American physician who pioneered the study of learning disabilities, best known for his work on dyslexia
  • Robert Keith "Cowboy" Orton (b. 1950), American professional wrestler
  • Robert Dale "Bob" Orton (1929-2006), American professional wrestler
  • Randal Keith "Randy" Orton (b. 1980), American professional wrestler and actor
  • C. J. Orton, American politician, Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Sandusky County, 1850-51 [4]
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Orton family

HMS Dorsetshire
  • Charles Percy Orton (d. 1945), British Able Seaman aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [5]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
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