Last name: MORTON

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MORTON : This last name is indexed 393,914 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MORTON : 1: English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places called Mor(e)ton named with Old English mōr ‘moor’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. There has probably been some confusion with Morten and perhaps also with Murton. This English name has also been established in Ireland since the 13th century.2: American shortened and altered form of Swedish Mårtensson or Mortensson (see Martenson and Mortenson) which could also be substituted for the Finnish cognate Marttinen.3: French: shortened form of Moreton 3.4: French: habitational name from a place so named in Vienne.5: Jewish: adopted for one or more like-sounding Jewish names (for example Mordecai).

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