Last name: ALDERTON

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ALDERTON : This last name is indexed 20,155 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ALDERTON : English: habitational name from any of a number of places called Alderton. Those in Suffolk and Shropshire (Alretuna in Domesday Book) are named with Old English alor + tūn meaning ‘the settlement by the alders’. Those in Gloucestershire Northamptonshire and Wiltshire are named with the Old English personal name Ealdhere meaning ‘settlement associated with Ealdhere’. The one in Essex contains a different personal name probably the woman's name Æthelwaru. In England the surname is most common in East Anglia making the places in Suffolk and Essex the most likely sources.

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