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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : possibly a habitational name from either of two places named Charton, in Devon and Kent, the latter being the more likely source, to judge by the current distribution of the surname.
  • French (Normandy and Champagne) : reduced form of Char(r)eton, denoting a carter, from a derivative of Old French charette ‘cart’.

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