Heaton Family History
Heaton Name Meaning
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places called with Old English hēah ‘high’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’: Heaton (Yorkshire Northumberland); Heaton Norris Heaton under Horwich Heaton with Oxcliffe Great Heaton Little Heaton (all Lancashire); Capheaton Kirkheaton (Northumberland); Cleckheaton Hanging Heaton Kirkheaton (Yorkshire). This surname was taken to Ireland in the mid 17th century and within Ireland is now mainly found in Ulster.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press