Last name: WHARTON

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WHARTON : This last name is indexed 118,892 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WHARTON : English:: 1: habitational name from any of various places called Wharton in Westmorland Cheshire and Lincolnshire or from Warton in Lancashire Northumberland and Warwickshire. The Lancashire Lincolnshire and Northumberland placenames probably derive from Old English weard ‘watch’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The Cheshire and Warwickshire placenames derive from Old English wæfre ‘swamp marshy ground’ + tūn. The Westmorland placename may derive from Old English hwearf ‘embankment shore wharf’ + tūn.2: perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Wiverton in Nottinghamshire derived from the Old English personal name Wīgfrith + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

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