Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname
Norton Surname Origin
Locality. From Norton, a town in Yorkshire, England. The north-town.
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.
Norton Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Norton family history than the origin of your surname:
A Norton Family History Thought:
'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738