Early Origins of the Rishton family
The surname Rishton was first found in Lancashire
at Rishton, a township, in the parish and union of Blackburn, Lower division of the hundred
of Blackburn. "Henry, grandson of Henry de Blackburn, took the name of Rishton or Rushton." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Ritton Castle was located in Snailbeach, Shropshire
, but is now listed as one of the deserted villages and lost places. We do known that is was a Hill Fort in Worthen with Shelve, to west of the Stiperstones Ridge, about 1 hectare in area.
Early History of the Rishton family
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Rishton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rishton, Rischton, Rishtone, Richton and others.
Early Notables of the Rishton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rishton family to Ireland
Some of the Rishton family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Rishton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rishton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Rishton, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Rishton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Rishton who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767
Rishton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Rishton, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866
The Rishton Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: I flourish again.