Legend has it "that Sir Waltero de Aliton, a Frenchman, aspiring to gain the affections of his king's daughter, so incurred the displeasure of her father, that, to avoid the fury of an incensed Monarch, Sir Walterio, with his lady, privately, retired into Ireland." This same Walterio fought so valiantly that he was made "governor of the borders of Meath" where he "acquired great estates and possessions." The surname was in Ireland as early as the 13th century, so much so that the name had a Gaelic version: Dalatún.
Variations of the name include Dalton, Alton, Daltone, D'Alton, Daulton, Daltoun, Altown, Altoun, Altowne, Altone, Daltowne, Daltoune, Dalten, Daltin, Dallton and many more.
Dalton Irish Family Coat of Arms Necklace
Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal. After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution. Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the shield pendant. The pendant hangs on a waxed cord necklace.