Holton Family History
Holton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Holton such as those in Oxfordshire Suffolk Dorset and Somerset. The Oxfordshire and Somerset placenames derive from Old English halh ‘nook corner of land’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ while the Suffolk placename comes from the Old English personal name Hōla + tūn. The Dorset placename derives from Old English hol ‘hole hollow’ or holt ‘wood grove thicket’ + tūn. Irish: altered form of O'Haltahan an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUltacháin ‘descendant of Ultachán’ a diminutive of Ultach ‘Ulsterman’. This is a rare Fermanagh surname sometimes Anglicized as Nolan .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022