Halton

This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname, from various places so called throughout England, such as those in Berkshire, Lincolnshire, Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire, to name but a few, there being at least eleven Haltons in England. Perhaps surprisingly the different villages of Halton have several alternative origin translations; the usual meaning is "hall farm", the farm (tun) belonging to the manor house (halh), but other variants include "valley farm" (originally "haugh-tun"), and "rocky farm" (hol-tun), these being from Lancashire and Lincolnshire respectively. The placename and the surname first appears in Norman times, the surname development includes: Richard de Halton (Lincolnshire, 1270); Henry Halton, witness, at the London Assizes in 1470; whilst John de Halton, Bishop of Carlisle circa 1305, excommunicated Robert the Bruce. Notable namebearers listed in the "Dictionary of National Biography" are Immanuel Halton (1628 - 1699), whose observation of a solar eclipse was reported to the Royal Society in 1675, and Timothy Halton, provost of Queen's College, Oxford, 1677 - 1704; he was vice-chancellor of Oxford from 1679 - 1681. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Algar de Haltona, which was dated 1086, in the Domesday Book, during the reign of King William 1, known as "The Conqueror", 1066 - 1087. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Halton — may refer to: Places in the United Kingdom * Halton, Buckinghamshire * Halton, Cheshire * Halton (borough), Cheshire **Halton (UK Parliament constituency) * Halton, Lancashire * Halton, Northumberland * Halton, Leeds, West Yorkshire * Halton East …   Wikipedia

  • Halton — ist Halton F.A.C.1 Mayfly , ein Doppeldecker von 1927 der Name mehrerer Orte in Großbritannien: Halton (Buckinghamshire) Halton (Halton) Halton (Lancashire) Halton (Leeds) Halton (Northumberland) Halton (Wrexham) ein Borough in England, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • haltōn — *haltōn germ., schwach. Verb: nhd. lahmen, hinken; ne. lame (Verb); Rekontruktionsbasis: anfrk., as.; Etymologie: s. ing. *kel (3), *kelə , *klā …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • Halton — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Halton est le nom de plusieurs lieux géographiques au Royaume Uni et au Canada :  Royaume Uni …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Halton — ▪ unitary authority, England, United Kingdom       unitary authority, geographic county of Cheshire, England. The unitary authority comprises Widnes and surrounding suburban areas, on the north shore of the River Mersey in the historic county of… …   Universalium

  • Halton — Original name in latin Halton Name in other language State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 53.31667 latitude 2.7 altitude 50 Population 2218 Date 2013 07 11 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Halton — Sp Hòltonas Ap Halton L Anglijos mst. ir unitarinė taryba, Jungtinė Karalystė …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Halton — Sp Hòltonas Ap Halton L Anglijos mst. ir unitarinė taryba, Jungtinė Karalystė, D. Britanija …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Halton — Sp Hòltonas Ap Halton L Anglijos mst. ir unitarinė taryba, D. Britanija …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Halton — Sp Hòltonas Ap Halton L Kanados adm. reg. (Ontarijo p ja) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.