Wharton Family History
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Wharton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Wharton. Examples in Cheshire and Herefordshire are from an Old English river name Wæfer (derived from wæfre ‘wandering’, ‘winding’) + Old English tun ‘settlement’; another in Lincolnshire has as its first element Old English wearde ‘beacon’ or waroð ‘shore’, ‘bank’; one in the former county of Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) is from Old English hwearf ‘wharf’, ‘embankment’ + tun.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Harton, Whiston, Worton, Hatton, Whitton, Halton, Harston, Horton