Recorded in many surname spellings including Ayton, Eaton, Eton, Eyton, Iton, Iteen and apparently the extraordinary Eighteen, this interesting name is usually of Olde English and Anglo-Saxon pre 7th century origins. It is a locational surname deriving from any one of the numerous places called Eaton, Eton, and Ayton, found in several counties of England. Most of these places are named from the Olde English words "ea", meaning river, and "tun", a farm or settlement. They are variously recorded in the famous Domesday Book of 1086 in the spellings of Etone, Etune, Ettuna, and Ettone. It is therefore easy to see how the later surname spellings developed over the centuries. However there is also a probablity that at least some of the later surname spellings developed from the French name "Etienne" or "Estienne", forms of the personal name Stephen, and well recorded amongst the Huguenot protestant refugees of the 17th century. Examples of London recordings which may help to show the surname development include the christening of John Eaton, at St. Lawrence Jewry, on January 20th 1566, and the marriage of Edward Eton and Clemence Jordan at St. Mary Woolchurch, on October 15th 1570. Blais Etienne was recorded at the French Church, Threadneedle Street, on January 6th 1656, Charlotte Eteen at St Pancras Old Church, on February 24th 1844, and Henry Eighteen, at St Pauls, Deptford, on December 7th 1851. The first recorded spelling of the family name is believed to be that of Peter de Eton. This was dated 1273, in the "Hundred Rolls" of the county of Huntingdonshire", during the reign of King Edward 1st of England, 1272 - 1307.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Eton — *Eton, Berkshire, a town in Berkshire, England *Eton College, a public school in Eton, Berkshire, England *Eton College (Vancouver, British Columbia), a school in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada *Eton Corporation, a US based importer and… …   Wikipedia

  • Eton — ist: eine Stadt in England, siehe Eton (Berkshire) eine Volk in Kamerun, siehe Eton (Volk) eine Bantusprache in Kamerun, siehe Eton (Sprache) eine Stadt in den USA, siehe Eton (Georgia) eine Kurzform für das Eton College Siehe auch Eaton …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Éton — Pays  France …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Eton — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Eton puede hacer referencia a: el británico Colegio Eton; la ETON, Estación Terminal de Ómnibus de Neuquén, por su sigla. Obtenido de Eton Categoría: Wikipedia:Desambiguación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Eton — [i:t(ə)n ]: englische Stadt an der Themse. * * * Eton   [ iːtn], Schulstadt in der County Berkshire, England, am Nordufer der Themse gegenüber von New Windsor, 3 500 Einwohner. Eton ist bekannt durch das 1440 von Heinrich VI. gegründete Eton… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Eton — Eton, GA U.S. city in Georgia Population (2000): 319 Housing Units (2000): 131 Land area (2000): 0.418590 sq. miles (1.084143 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.418590 sq. miles (1.084143 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Eton, GA — U.S. city in Georgia Population (2000): 319 Housing Units (2000): 131 Land area (2000): 0.418590 sq. miles (1.084143 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.418590 sq. miles (1.084143 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Éton — País …   Wikipedia Español

  • Eton — (Eaton, spr. īt n), Stadt in Buckinghamshire (England), an der Themse, Windsor gegenüber, mit (1901) 3301 Einw., ist berühmt durch das Eton College, die vornehmste Lateinschule Großbritanniens. Die Anstalt, 1440 von Heinrich VI. gegründet,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Eton — collar (1887), jacket (1881, formerly worn by the younger boys there), etc., from Eton College, public school for boys on the Thames opposite Windsor, founded by Henry VI. The place name is O.E. ea river + tun farm, settlement …   Etymology dictionary

  • Eton — [ēt′ n] town in Berkshire, England, on the Thames, near London: pop. (1981 census) 3,600: site of a private preparatory school for boys (Eton College) …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”