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Compton Family


Compton Family - Coat of Arms




Coat of Arms

A black shield with a gold lion rampant,

between three silver knights' helmets

Compton Family Origins

Origin ~English

Motto ~All well or nothing.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Compton, Comptons, Competom, Comptown, Comptowne, Comptoun, Comptaun, Comptaune, Comptoune, Coompton, Combton, Combtons, Combtown, Combtaune, Wilmington and many more.

Habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England (but especially in the south)

named Compton

First found in Devon where they were seated at

Compton Castle from very early times.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Compton settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1634; and was made a freeman of the colony in 1637. He moved to Boston the same year. John Compton was a wheelwright in Boston in 1638. William Compton settled in Ipswich in 1662

Compton is the 902 nd most common family name in the United States





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