Auton Family History
Auton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Aveton Giffard in Devon meaning ‘farm by the River Avon’ from the river name Avon + Old English tūn ‘settlement’. The later manorial suffix Giffard is derived from Walter Giffard who held the manor in 124 English: variant of Alton and Oldton (for which see Alton ). Altered form of Auten a surname of Dutch origin. In some cases possibly also French: variant of Authon a habitational name from any of several places in France named Authon.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022