Meaning and Origin of Colton - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Colton

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : Coal town

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English and Scottish : habitational name from any of various places called Colton in England, perhaps also Colton House in Scotland. Examples in Norfolk, Staffordshire, and North Yorkshire are from the Old English personal name Cola (or the cognate Old NorseKoli; see Cole 2) + Old English tūn‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place so named in Somerset has as its first element the Old English personal name Cūla (of uncertain origin). The one in Cumbria has a river name apparently derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘hazel’.