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Parton is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. Parton comes from the Norman given name Partant.

Parton Early Origins



The surname Parton was first found in Cumberland at Parton, a township, in the parish of Moresby, union of Whitehaven, Allerdale ward above Derwent. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Now part of Cumbria, this seaside village sometimes called Parton Bay was used by the Romans, who had a fort on north of the present village. Parton is also found in Kirkcudbrightshire Scotland, and in Gloucestershire but it is generally believed that the aforementioned village and parish has the strongest evidence of the family heritage. But early records have the name scattered throughout Britain: Adam of Peron in the Assize Rolls of Wiltshire in 1249; Robert Perton in 1249; and John Parton in the the Assize Rolls of Warwickshire in 1377. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Moving north to Scotland, early records there revealed Patrick fiz Matheu de Partone of Dumfries rendering homage to King Edward I of England in 1296. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Parton Spelling Variations


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Parton Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Parton were recorded, including Parton, Partin, Partone, Partant, Pardon, Pardant and others.

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Parton Early History


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Parton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parton research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1070 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Parton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Parton 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Parton arrived in North America very early:

Parton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sand Parton, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

Parton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R. Parton and his two children settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1822
  • John Parton, who landed in New York in 1826
  • James Parton settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • S Parton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Harry Parton settled in Philadelphia in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Parton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Parton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Statesman" in 1850
  • William Parton, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Parton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parton (post 1700)



  • Stella Parton (b. 1949), American country singer and songwriter, younger sister of Dolly Parton
  • Randy Parton (b. 1953), American singer-songwriter, actor and businessman, best known as the brother of Dolly Parton
  • Linda Parton, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Ferndale, Michigan, 2013
  • James Parton (1822-1891), English-born, American biographer
  • Dolly Rebecca Parton (b. 1946), American Country singer /songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist with an estimated 177 million in album sales
  • Tony Parton (b. 1967), former English cricketer
  • Vernon Rylands Parton (1897-1974), English chess player
  • Mabel Bramwell Parton (1881-1962), British bronze medalist tennis player at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Sarah Jane Parton (b. 1980), New Zealand new media artist
  • Dick Parton (d. 2006), Australian rules footballer

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Parton Historic Events


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Parton Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Stanley G Parton (b. 1915), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Godstone, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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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. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

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