Last name: NORTON

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NORTON : This last name is indexed 344,450 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

NORTON : 1: English: habitational name from any of the many places so called from Old English north ‘north’ + tūn ‘enclosure settlement’. In some cases it is a variant of Norrington.2: Irish: altered form of Naughton assimilated to the English name (see 1 above).3: Jewish (American): adoption of the English surname (see 1 above) in place of some similar (like-sounding) original Ashkenazic surname.

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