Last name: ATHERTON

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ATHERTON : This last name is indexed 115,032 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ATHERTON : 1: English: habitational name from a place near Manchester named Atherton from the Old English personal name Æthelhere + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.2: English: habitational name from Hatherton Staffordshire from Old English haguthorn + dūn ‘the hill where hawthorn grows’.3: English (East Anglia): topographic name from Middle English at ther doune ‘(dweller) on the hill’ (Old English æt thǣre dūne). Through confusion of -don and -ton Attherdoune was altered to Atherton Adderton and Atterton.4: English: variant of Atterton a habitational name from Atterton in Witherley Leicestershire possibly derived from the Old English personal name Æthelred or Ēadred + tūn ‘farmstead’.

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