Meaning and Origin of Carlton - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Carlton

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Carl's town

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : habitational name from any of various places called Carleton or Carlton, from Old Norse karl ‘common man’, ‘peasant’ + Old English tūn ‘settlement’ (compare Charlton 1). Places spelled Carl(e)ton (as opposed to Charlton) are in areas of Scandinavian settlement, mostly in northern England.
  • Irish : Americanized and altered form of Carlin 1.