First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Dweller by the wall
First name variations: Walt, Walten, Waltin
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from any of the numerous places called
Walton. The first element in these names was variously Old English
walh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, genitive plural wala (see
Wallace), w(e)ald ‘forest’, w(e)all ‘wall’, or
wæll(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.
- George Walton (1741–1804) signed the
Declaration of Independence. He was born in Prince Edward
Co., VA, whither his grandfather had emigrated from England in
1682. He moved to Savannah, GA, and became governor of GA and a prominent jurist.
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