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Re: Halton family name. 13/2/01Tasmania Aust
Posted by: Andy (ID *****9335) Date: November 23, 2002 at 19:02:55
In Reply to: Re: Halton family name. 13/2/01Tasmania Aust by David Graham Halton of 96

Hi David,

The Halton name has 3 distinct roots
Halton is an old english word meaning water meadow by river (depends which books you read but thats the usual). Its traceable back to Roman times with it appearing in some texts and carvings. You will fing many small villages and towns in Lancashire, Cumbria and Northumberland (Along Hadrians Wall & The A6 - built on the original roman road)

D'Altana which was registered as a name in early legal papers from the 12th century the family evolved into Halton in the 13th century and came from France

The Baron Halton picked up his name from the then capital of Lancashire, Halton a few miles weast of Lancaster. The spelling of Haulton is quirky to the Bolton area where it also became Hulton which is how Halton is pronounced in the local dialect. So maybe we have a link

Andy


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