Last name: STOURTON

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STOURTON : This last name is indexed 27,054 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

STOURTON : 1: from any of three places named Stourton (Staffs Wilts Warwicks). The places take their names from different rivers called Stour all named with a word related to the Germanic root *stūr- ‘strong stiff fierce’ + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’. 2: see Sturton. 3: perhaps occasionally from Storrington (Sussex) which is recorded as Storgetune in 1086. The place-name probably derives from Old English storc ‘stork’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

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