Origin of the Name Middleton
The origin of the name Middleton
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Middleton is a locational name from towns in England and Scotland . This name is of Anglo-Celtic origin and is found throughout England , Ireland , Scotland and Wales. It is found in many mediaeval manuscripts in the these countries. Examples of such are a Richard de Midleton, Buckinghamshire, who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England , in the year 1273. A Johannes de Midillton was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire, in the year 1379. In Scotland a family of this name derived their surname from the lands at Middletoun, near Kincardine, granted by King Duncan II in the year 1094, to Malcolm, son of Kenneth, who was the first to be known of the name.
In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland , especially during the seventeenth century. It was the 'Plantations of Ireland ' in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that marked the end of Gaelic supremacy in Ireland . While the influx of settlers in the wake of the earlier Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century resulted in a full integration into Irish society of the new arrivals, the same never occurred with the Ulster Planters who maintained their own distinct identity.
Midleton and Middleton are also associated with County Kerry in the very south-west of the country.
The Middleton 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 Middleton descendants.