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Tatton is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Tatton family once lived in the township of Tatton found in the parish of Rostherne in the county of Cheshire. The surname Tatton 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.

Tatton Early Origins



The surname Tatton 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. " [1]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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Tatton Spelling Variations


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Tatton Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tatton family name include 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.

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Tatton Early History


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Tatton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tatton research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1809, 1606, 1669, 1645, 1646, 1643, 1659 and 1736 are included under the topic Early Tatton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tatton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tatton Early Notables (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 Tatton Notables 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Tatton surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Tatton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Tatton settled in New England in 1646
  • Robert Tatton, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • William Tatton, who arrived in Virginia in 1666

Tatton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Molly Tatton settled in New York State in 1849
  • Thomas Tatton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

Tatton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Kate Tatton, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tatton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tatton (post 1700)



  • William Tatton (1749-1806), birth name of William Egerton, an English politician, Member of Parliament for Hindon (1784-1790), progenitor of the Barons Egerton; he changed his surname to his mother's surname in 1780
  • Reginald Arthur Tatton (1857-1926), English landowner, owner of Cuerden Hall, a country mansion in Cuerden, Lancashire; he re-designed the gardens, introducing a pergola and gazebo, a walled garden and pond into the estate, the hall was sold to the Ministry of Defence to become Army's Headquarters North West District in 1958
  • Abbi Tatton (b. 1975), English former Internet reporter for CNN
  • James Tatton (b. 1978), English former professional snooker player

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Tatton Historic Events


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Tatton Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Tatton, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Tatton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tatton 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.

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