Allerton Family History
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Allerton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of several places so called. Allerton on Merseyside, Chapel Allerton in West Yorkshire, and others in West Yorkshire were named in Old English as alra tun ‘settlement by the alders’. One in Somerset (Alwarditone in Domesday Book) is ‘Ælfweard’s settlement’; one in West Yorkshire (Allerton Mauleverer, Alvertone in Domesday Book) is ‘Ælfhere’s settlement’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Alderton, Anderton, Atherton, Fullerton, Lorton, Alston, Wolverton