Dalton family page
This is a name from the north of England but the original 18th century settler in Jersey came from Ireland
Muriel Dalton was born in Hull in 1908 and came to settle in Jersey with her husband Harold Shaw (1905- ) and their son Terry after the Second World War
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Origins of surname
There are a number of places in the north of England called Dalton, which is derived from the old English doel for a valley, and tun for a farm or settlement. So the original Daltons probably lived in a valley.
The name did not appear in Jersey records until late in the 18th century, and the original settler is believed to have come from Ireland.
Births and baptisms
Great War service
- George Dalton (St J) Private, Dorset Regiment
- John Thomas Dalton (St J), Driver, RFA
- Arthur Dalton DCM, Sergeant RGA