Rishton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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." [1] 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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rishton research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1664, 1413, 1407, 1403, 1550, 1586, 1581, 1584, 1585, 1578 and 1647 are included under the topic Early Rishton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rishton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rishton, Rischton, Rishtone, Richton and others.

Early Notables of the Rishton family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Nicholas Rishton (died 1413), an English diplomatist, presumably a native of Rishton, Lancashire, and was, like others of his name, educated at New College, Oxford, where he was fellow in 1407. He was one of the English commissioners to negotiate with France on 28 April 1403, and was employed in negotiations with the French and Flemings during the greater part of this and the following two years. [2] Edward Rishton (1550-1586), was an English Catholic divine, descended from an ancient...
Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rishton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Rishton migration to the United States +

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 [3]
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: Reviresco
Motto Translation: I flourish again.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ 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)


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