Kilton Family History
Kilton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place called Kilton in Skelton (North Yorkshire) Somerset or Worksop (Nottinghamshire). The Yorkshire placename may derive from Old English cild ‘child’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ with change from initial Ch- to K- due to Scandinavian influence. The Somerset place takes its name from Kilve (a nearby place in Somerset probably named with Old English cylfe ‘hill eminence’ genitive cylfan) + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The origin of the Nottinghamshire placename is uncertain. This surname is rare in Britain.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022