Meaning and Origin of: Lawton

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Laurel crown

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name, common in Lancashire and Yorkshire, from Buglawton or Church Lawton in Cheshire, or Lawton in Herefordshire, named in Old English as ‘settlement on or near a hill’, or ‘settlement by a burial mound’, from hlāw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
  • English : variant spelling of Laughton.