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Orton Surname Origin

(Locality). From the town of Orton, in Westmoreland, England. Gaelic, Ord, a hill of a round form and steep, and ton, a town a fortress.

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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