Last name: MIDDLETON

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MIDDLETON : This last name is indexed 298,822 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MIDDLETON : English: habitational name from any of the places so called. In over thirty instances from many different areas the name is from Old English midel ‘middle’ + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’. However Middleton on the Hill near Leominster in Herefordshire appears in Domesday Book as Miceltune the first element clearly being Old English micel ‘large’ ‘great’ (see Middlebrook). Middleton Baggot and Middleton Priors in Shropshire have early spellings that suggest gem̄thhyll (from gem̄th ‘confluence’ + hyll ‘hill’) + tūn as the origin. This surname is also found in Scotland and Ireland. In the US it is also established among African Americans.

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