Last name: CHILTON

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All you have to know about the last name CHILTON

Last name frequency

CHILTON : This last name is indexed 59,307 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CHILTON : English: habitational name from any of various places called Chilton for example in Berkshire Buckinghamshire County Durham Hampshire Kent Shropshire Somerset Suffolk and Wiltshire. The majority are shown by early forms to derive from Old English cild ‘child’ (see Child) + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’. One place of this name in Somerset possibly gets its first element from Old English cealc ‘chalk limestone’ and one on the Isle of Wight from the personal name Cēola (compare Chilcott) or from Old English ceole ‘deep valley’.

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