Last name: WHITTON

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WHITTON : This last name is indexed 26,530 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WHITTON : 1: Scottish: habitational name from Whitton in Morebattle (Roxburghshire). The placename is from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + tūn ‘farm village’ as with many of the places in 2 below.2: English: habitational name from any of the places called Whitton (Durham Lincolnshire Middlesex Northumberland Shropshire Suffolk) or Witton (Cheshire Durham Lancashire Herefordshire Norfolk Northumberland Warwickshire Worcestershire North Yorkshire); or possibly from Wyton (Huntingdonshire East Yorkshire); or possibly from Weeton Market Weighton or Little Weighton (East Yorkshire). The placenames do not all share the same etymology but most of their post-medieval spellings are interchangeable. Most of the placenames derive from the Old English personal name Hwīta or Old English hwīt ‘white’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ though some for example Witton in Warwickshire derive from Old English wīc ‘dwelling specialized farmstead’ + tūn and some others for example Witton in Norfolk derive from Old English widu ‘wood’ + tūn. Whitton in Lincolnshire derives from the Old English personal name Hwīta (genitive Hwītan) or Old English hwīt (dative hwītan) + ēg ‘island’. Witton in Lancashire derives from the Old English personal Witta + Old English tūn.3: English: in Devon this surname is a variant of Whiddon.

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