Early Origins of the Ritton family
The surname Ritton 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 Ritton family
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Ritton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rishton, Rischton, Rishtone, Richton and others.
Early Notables of the Ritton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ritton family to Ireland
Some of the Ritton family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Ritton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ritton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jacques Ritton, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "La Touraine" from Le Havre, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TY-BN1 : 6 December 2014), Jacques Ritton, 17 Jul 1893; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Ritton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Ritton, aged 49, originally from London, who arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNS6-NQM : 6 December 2014), John Ritton, 08 Dec 1904; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Ritton (post 1700)
- Milo Ritton, American entrepreneur who owned the Denis Theatre, a historic movie theater in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania (2004-2007)
The Ritton 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.