Meaning and Origin of: Dalton
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Boy name origins & meanings:
- Old English : Valley
- German : Valley dweller
- English : From the valley
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Family name origins & meanings:
- English : habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Cumbria, County Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, named Dalton, from Old English dæl ‘valley’ (see Dale) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
- English and Irish (of Norman origin) : habitational name for someone from Autun (d’Autun) in Seine-et-Loire, France. The place name derives from the Latin form Augustodunum, a compound of the imperial name Augustus + the Gaulish element dūn ‘hill’, ‘fort’.