The name Terton came to England
with the ancestors of the Terton family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Terton family lived in Yorkshire
, at Treeton.
Early Origins of the Terton family
The surname Terton was first found in Yorkshire
where Richard of Treeton (Turton) held that village consisting of a church and a mill from the Count of Mortain at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book.
Early History of the Terton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Terton research.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1584, 1669, 1662, 1622, 1710, 1683 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Terton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Terton Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Turton, Treeton, Treton and others.
Early Notables of the Terton family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Turton, Judge of the King's Bench who opposed King Charles I; Richard Treat (or Trott) (1584-1669), an early settler in New... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Terton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Terton family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Terton or a variant listed above: Francis Turton who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants; Thomas Turton settled in Virginia in 1663; Timothy Turton settled in Virginia in 1652.