Taunton Family History
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Taunton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Taunton in Somerset, Taunton Farm in Coulsdon, Surrey, or Tanton in North Yorkshire. The Somerset place name was originally a combination of a Celtic river name (now the Tone, possibly meaning ‘roaring stream’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The Surrey name is possibly from Old English tan ‘branch’, ‘stalk’ + tun, while Tanton was named in Old English as ‘settlement (tun) on the Tame’, another Celtic river name.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Hunton, Tarlton, Talton, Manton, Turton, Tatton, Dunton, Ruston