Carlton Family History
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Carlton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Carleton or Carlton, from Old Norse karl ‘common man’, ‘peasant’ + Old English tun ‘settlement’ (compare Charlton 1). Places spelled Carl(e)ton (as opposed to Charlton) are in areas of Scandinavian settlement, mostly in northern England. Irish: Americanized and altered form of Carlin 1.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Charlton, Tarlton, Calton, Catton, Chilton, Caton, Alton, Marton