Oxfordshire which is itself derived from the Old English "pere-tun," meaning "pear-tree farm." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Pyrton family
Oxfordshire, where the Pyrton family held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. Hence, conjecturally, the Pyrton family is descended from the tenant of the parish of Pyrton.
Early History of the Pyrton family
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Pyrton Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pyrton, Pyrtone, Pirtom, Pirtone, Pyrten, Pirten, Pirion, Pirren, Pyron and many more.
Early Notables of the Pyrton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pyrton family to Ireland
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