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Meaning and Origin of: Merton

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : Bright sea
  • French : Famous
  • English : From the farm by the sea

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from places called Merton in London, Devon, Norfolk, and Oxfordshire, named in Old English with mere ‘lake’, ‘pool’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Compare Marton, Martin 2.