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Riton Early Origins



The surname Riton 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]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.

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Riton Spelling Variations


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Riton Spelling Variations



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

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Riton Early History


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Riton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riton research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1664, 1578 and 1647 are included under the topic Early Riton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Riton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Riton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Riton In Ireland


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Riton In Ireland



Some of the Riton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Rishton who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767; Thomas Rishton settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866.

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Motto


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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.


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Riton Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Riton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riton 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.

This page was last modified on 23 November 2016 at 07:49.

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