Meaning and Origin of: Walton

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Dweller by the wall

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of the numerous places called Walton. The first element in these names was variously Old Englishwalh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, genitive plural wala (seeWallace), w(e)ald ‘forest’, w(e)all ‘wall’, orwæll(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.
  • George Walton (1741–1804) signed the Declaration of Independence. He was born in Prince Edward Co., VA, whither his grandfather had emigrated from England in 1682. He moved to Savannah, GA, and became governor of GA and a prominent jurist.