Origin of the Name Dutton
The origin of the name Dutton
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Dutton is a locality name meaning 'of Dutton', from a town found in the parish of Ribchester, County Lancashire. This name is of English descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in the above country. Examples of such are a Henry de Dutton, of Bispham, who was recorded in the 'Lay Subsidy Rolls', England , in the year 1332 and a Richard Dutton who was granted lands in Dutton in the 15th century.
Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired land by either force or gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. It was by creating, maintaining and updating these reference books that they were able to maintain their authority and enforce laws.
Another example of this name was found in the person of a William Dutton who was recorded in the 'Preston Guild Rolls', in the year 1415. In Ireland the name is found in small numbers in Ulster Province having been introduced there centuries ago.
The Dutton coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Dutton descendants.