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Poulton Surname Origin
(Locality). From the town of Poulton, in Lancashire, England, also a place near Marlborough, in Wiltshire, so called from Pool, a small lake, and ton, a 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.
Poulton Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Poulton Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes