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Origin and popularity of the name NORTON


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.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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