Meaning and Origin of Thornton - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Thornton

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Thorn tree

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English and Scottish : habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
  • Irish : Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ (see Skehan).
  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’ (see Drennan).
  • Irish : possibly a translated form of Gaelic Ó Muineacháin (see Monahan).