Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : variant spelling of the habitational name Aughton, from any of three places, in Lancashire, East and South Yorkshire, named Aughton, from Old English as āc ‘oak’ + tūn ‘settlement’.
  • Possibly French : there are several places in France named Authon and it could be a habitational name from any of these.