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Meaning and Origin of: Walton

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Dweller by the wall

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from any of the numerous places called Walton. The first element in these names was variously Old English walh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, genitive plural wala (see Wallace), w(e)ald ‘forest’, w(e)all ‘wall’, or wæll(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.
  • George Walton (1741–1804) signed the Declaration of Independence. He was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, whither his grandfather had emigrated from England in 1682. He moved to Savannah, GA, and became governor of GA and a prominent jurist.