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Lawton Family Surname Origin

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Lawton Name Meaning habitational name, common in Lancashire and Yorkshire, from Buglawton or Church Lawton in Cheshire, or Lawton in Herefordshire, named in Old English as ‘settlement on or near a hill’, or ‘settlement by a burial mound’, from hlaw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.variant spelling of Laughton.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press