- The word "Dutton" is an English name for a place. It comes from locations in Cheshire and Lancashire which received their names from Old English Dudda (a given name) + tun = enclosure, settlement. It described the man who came from that locale. Another translation suggests it means "Town on a Hill" or "Two Hills".
- There is a town called Dutton in Chesire, England. Town of Dutton
- A landmark of "Dutton Hall" (built in 1150) still stands. Dutton Hall in Cheshire England (pictures and lots of interesting history on this website. Good one.) http://www.dunton.org/duttonhall/ Dutton Hall
- Here's the best description of the name Dutton I could find: The Dutton Namel
- Here's a list of the Dutton male bloodline from 1066 to 1784. The Dutton Bloodline
- If you are interested, here's some wikipedia information on Cheshire, England (it's sort of the northwest section of England). Cheshire
- And here's a "Dutton's of Pensylvania" website. Interesting stuff, but I don't know if I'm related. http://genealogy.dutton.net/
- The Dutton crest.
- Another Dutton (De Dutton) description: (http://www.typejunky.com/history.htm) Scroll down the page to the alphabetical listing.
- There is also a Dutton Australia. Also a Dutton Bay on the southwest coast of Australia. I suspect these Dutton's came over directly from England when Australia was a penal colony. http://www.fallingrain.com/world/AS/5/Dutton.html http://www.duttonbay.com/dutton%20bay/default.htm
- I found quite a few references to the name Dutton in Australia, including Hotels, a Race (http://www.duttonrally.com), Tramway or mini-railroad (http://members.optusnet.com.au/duttonbay/), and even this guy who was some sort of leader of South Australia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Dutton
The Dutton Name
I decided to look up the name Dutton on the web and see what it's origins might be, and I found quite a bit of information. Cool stuff! I assume we're related to this in some way. In short, the name Dutton goes way back to about the year 1000 and first appeared in Cheshire, England. LOTS of information and trails to follow! So I just sort of threw this together as a general overview...