Where did the Compton’s come from

To start off with we will name a few Comptons

Frances Compton, who landed in Virginia in 1623
John Compton, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634
Jo Compton, aged 26, landed in Barbados in 1635
James Compton, who landed in Maryland in 1637
Thomas Compton settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1634 and was made a freeman of the colony in 1637
H T Compton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
Rogero Compton, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1851
Sarah Compton, aged 19, landed in New York in 1862
Stephan Compton, aged 43, arrived in New York in 1862
Kerrin Compton, aged 14, landed in New York in 1862
Mr. William Compton U.E who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 died in 1804 in Saint Martins
James Compton, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the “Asia” on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Compton, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship “Emily”
George Compton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship “Anna Maria” in 1849
Thomas Compton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship “Emily” in 1849
Margaret Compton, aged 21, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship “Thomas Arbuthnot”
Compton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
George Compton landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Mandarin
George Compton arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship “Mandarin” in 1841
Alfred Compton landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
William Compton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship “Lord William Bentinck” in 1851
Martha Compton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship “Persia” in 1860
Jim Compton (1941-2014), American journalist for NBC News and politician
Mrs. Mary Eliza Compton, (née Ingersoll), aged 64, American First Class passenger from Lakewood, New Jersey who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 14
Mr. Alexander Taylor Compton Jr. (d. 1912), aged 37, American First Class passenger from Lakewood, New Jersey who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
Miss Sara Rebecca Compton, aged 39, American First Class passenger from Lakewood, New Jersey who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 14
Stacy Compton (b. 1967), American NASCAR team owner and former driver
B. A. Compton, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1950, 1952
Anna L. Compton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1924
Barnes Compton (1830-1898), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1860-61; Member of Maryland State Senate, 1867-72; Maryland State Treasurer, 1874-85; U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1885-90, 1891-94
Benson B. Compton, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1948
Boyd M. Compton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1940, 1944

The Anglo-Saxon name Compton comes from when the family resided in Compton, a place-name found in numerous locales throughout England.

The oldest listing was found in Compton Abbas, Dorset where it dates back before the Domesday Book to 956 as Cumtune. The name literally was derived from the Old English “cumb” + “tun” meaning “farmstead or village in a valley,”

The variations of the surname Compton include Compton, Comptons, Competom, Comptown, Comptowne, Comptoun, Comptaun, Comptaune, Comptoune, Coompton, Combton, Combtons, Combtown, Combtaune, Wilmington and many more.

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time.

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