First appearing in 1086 A.D. that Barton named first appeared in England in the “Domesday Book”, as “Burton”, on the order of King William the Conquerer. This was a manuscript commissioned by the king as a “Great Survey” of England and Wales. The King awarded the Barton Family a manor in Lancashire, for fidelity to the country and king.
The early history of the Barton family is sparse and incomplete, with the earliest known individual is Marmaduke Barton in the United States. He was born in England and was one of the earliest to immigrate to the Brittish coloies in America. In 1632 he settled in Essex County, Massachusetts and fathered Edward Barton of Salem.