Dalton Family History
Dalton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Cumbria, County Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, named Dalton, from Old English dæl ‘valley’ (see Dale) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Autun (d’Autun) in Seine-et-Loire, France. The place name derives from the Latin form Augustodunum, a compound of the imperial name Augustus + the Gaulish element dun ‘hill’, ‘fort’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press