Meaning and Origin of: Templeton

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Town near the temple

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Scottish : habitational name from a place near Dundonald in Ayrshire, so called from Middle English temple ‘house of the Knights Templar’ + toun ‘settlement’. There are also places called Templeton in Wales, Berkshire and Devon, but these do not seem to have contributed to the surname.