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Where did the English Mutton family come from? What is the English Mutton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mutton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mutton family history?When the ancestors of the Mutton family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Shropshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Moutons, in Calvados, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
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 Mutton have been found, including Mytton, Mutton, Myreton, Myrton, Mouton, Myttins, Mitton and many more.
First found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mutton research. Another 245 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1373, 1565, 1637, 1604 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Mutton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 39 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mutton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, 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 Mutton were among those contributors:
Mutton Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Mutton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Mutton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mutton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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