The name Taton is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in the township of Tatton found in the parish of Rostherne in the county of Cheshire
. The surname Taton is a habitation
name that was originally derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The surname originated as a means of identifying individuals from a particular area. In the Middle Ages people often assumed the name of the place that they originally lived as their surname during the course of travel.
Early Origins of the Taton family
The surname Taton was first found in Cheshire
at Tatton, a small civil parish now in the Borough of Cheshire
East. "Robert Tatton of Kenworthy, in Northended, who married the heiress of William de Withenshaw, alias Massy, about the latter end of the reign of Edward III, is the first proved ancestor of this family, but there is reason to believe that he was descended from the much more ancient house of the name who were seated at Tatton in the twelve century. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Tatton Park is a historic estate just north of the town of Knutsford and is home to Tatton Hall and Tatton Old Hall, a manor house which dates back to the 16th century. "The manor passed with Etchells, in Northen parish, and became the property of the Tatton family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Taton family
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Taton Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Taton were recorded, including Tatton, Tatten, Tattin, Tattone, Tattan, Taton, Taten, Tayton, Taytton, Taitten, Teyton, Teitton, Tetton, Tettin, Tetten, Tettan, Taytone, Teytone, Tattons, Tattens, Tattins, Tattans, Teytons and many more.
Early Notables of the Taton family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Robert Tatton (1606-1669), High Sheriff
of Chester between 1645 and 1646, a supporter of King Charles I in the English Civil War, Robert is perhaps best known for the ultimately unsuccessful defence of... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Taton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Taton family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Taton family emigrate to North America:
Taton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Franz Taton, aged 25, who landed in America from Sisaizowica, Austria, in 1909
- Emma Taton, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States from Cardiff, Wales, in 1910
- Franciszek Taton, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from Austria Pioenowics, Austria, in 1910
- Emilia Taton, aged 22, who landed in America from Garopane, Austria, in 1913
- Francois Taton, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Bordeaux, in 1917
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Contemporary Notables of the name Taton (post 1700)
- Julie Taton (b. 1984), Belgium model and beauty queen, crowned Miss Belgium in 2003
- René Taton (1915-2004), French author