The name Treeton was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Treeton family lived in Yorkshire
, at Treeton.
Early Origins of the Treeton family
The surname Treeton 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 Treeton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Treeton 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 Treeton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Treeton Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Treeton have been found, including Turton, Treeton, Treton and others.
Early Notables of the Treeton 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 Treeton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Treeton family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Treeton were among those contributors: 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.