Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Tettan is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the township of Tatton found in the parish of Rostherne in the county of Cheshire
. The surname Tettan 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 Tettan family
The surname Tettan 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 Tettan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tettan 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 Tettan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tettan Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Tettan has been spelled many different ways, 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 Tettan 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 Tettan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tettan family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Tettans to arrive in North America: Molly Tatton settled in New York State in 1849; Joseph Tatton settled in New England