Treton is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Treton family lived in Yorkshire
, at Treeton.
Early Origins of the Treton family
The surname Treton 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 Treton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Treton 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 Treton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Treton Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Treton include Turton, Treeton, Treton and others.
Early Notables of the Treton 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 Treton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Treton family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Tretons to arrive on North American shores: 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.