The name ‘Norton’ originates from England. It is a habitational from any of the many places so called throughout England, for example in South Birmingham, so called from the Old English word ‘nord’ meaning North and ‘tun’ meaning enclosure. Families of this surname may be found in almost every county in England, Variants: ‘Norrington’, ‘Naughton’. Information compiled from Historical and Private archives has confirmed that the name ‘Norton’ dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Ralph de Norton’, from Yorkshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Thomas Norton’ , from Ockley, Surrey, England, married ‘Grace Wells’ in 1625 and emigrated to North America in 1639. He was the founder Guildford, Connectticut . He died in 1648 having fathered one son, ‘Thomas Norton’ born in 1626 in Durham, Connectticut. … Coat of arms: Gules o…
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