Where Does My Surname Come From? It's 'Walton'. There Are Loads Of Places In UK With That Name.


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Suhail Ajmal answered
Walton is an old English name which means deweller by the wall. The name is seen at so many places becasue it is a habitational name from any of the numerous places called walton.
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The name Walton has evolved from "walled town". In England's early history, a great many towns were surrounded by walls to protect the inhabitants. So a person would have adopted a surname like James of Wall Town, which evolved into James of Walton, and ultimately James Walton.

The English Gazetteer mentions more than 30 parishes and places called Walton in England, with more in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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