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Meaning and Origin of: Elton

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Ella's town

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from any of the various places so called. For the most part they derive from the Old English personal name Ella or Elli (see Ellington) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Berkshire, however, gets its first element from the Old English female personal name Æ{dh}elflǣd (composed of the elements æ{dh}el ‘noble’ + flǣd ‘beauty’). One in Cambridgeshire has its first element from the personal name Æ{dh}elhēah (composed of the elements æ{dh}el ‘noble’ + hēah ‘high’). The place of this name in County Durham probably gets its first element from Old English ǣl ‘eel’.

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