Elton Family History
Elton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of several places called Elton (Berkshire Cheshire Derbyshire Durham Herefordshire Huntingdonshire Lancashire and Nottinghamshire). The Eltons in Chesire Derbyshire and Durham are from Old English ǣl ‘eel’ + tūn ‘farmstead settlement’. Elton in Berkshire is from the Old English female personal name Æthelflǣd (composed of the elements æthel ‘noble’ + flǣd ‘beauty’). Both Elton in Herefordshire and in Nottinghamshire are from the Old English personal name Ella + tūn. The Berkshire origin for the surname is especially well represented. Norwegian: habitational name from a farm name in eastern Norway in Old Norse Elgjartún ‘enclosed sacred place’ (or fenced in for elg ‘moose’?).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022