Early Origins of the Tauton family
The surname Tauton was first found in Lancashire
where the family were first found in the manor of Aigburth. Tarleton is a parish, in the union of Ormskirk, hundred
of Leyland in Lancashire
. "This place either gave its name to, or received its name from, an ancient family who had possessions here in the reign of Richard II." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"The mention of the Tarleton family is interesting; in one way or another they were connected with Aigburth until the beginning of the nineteenth century, but the succession and connexion of the various Tarletons is not quite clear during the period." CITATION[CLOSE]
'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].
While there is no doubt of the origin of the name in this area, one of the first record of the name was Maien de Torleton who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Gloucestershire in 1204. More than one hundred years later, Gilbert de Tarleton was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Lancashire in 1332. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Tauton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tauton research.Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1588 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Tauton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tauton 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 Tauton family name include Tarleton, Tarlton and others.
Early Notables of the Tauton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tauton family to Ireland
Some of the Tauton family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Tauton family to the New World and Oceana
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 Tauton surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Elizabeth Tarleton and her husband settled in Barbados in 1679; B. Tarleton arrived in San Francisco in 1852; Henry Tarlton settled in New England
The Tauton 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: Post nubila phoebus
Motto Translation: After clouds, sunshine.