First name origin & meaning:
English: Coal town
First name variations: Kolton, Coleton, Collton, Colsten, Colten, Coltin, Kolt, Colton
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from a Middle English personal name, Colstan,
which is probably from Old Norse Kolsteinn, composed of the
elements kol ‘charcoal’ + steinn ‘stone’.
- English: habitational name from Colston Basset in Nottinghamshire, or the
nearby Car Colston, both of which seem to have originally been named
from the Old Norse personal name Kolr + Old English
tūn ‘settlement’. The first syllable of Car Colson was
originally the defining prefix kirk ‘church’.
- English: habitational
name from Coulston in Wiltshire, which is named with the genitive case
of an Old English personal name Cufel (diminutive of
Cufa) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
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