Eton Surname Origin
Locality. Awtwyn, in Welsh, is the hillock near the waters, from Aw, water, and twyn, a small hill. In Saxon, Ea and ton have the same signification, i. e., "the hill or town near the water."
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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