Luton Family History
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Luton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from the place in Bedfordshire (named in Old English as ‘settlement (Old English tun) on the (river) Lea’), or, more plausibly in view of the pattern of distribution, from Luton in Devon (near Teignmouth), named in Old English as ‘Leofgifu’s settlement’ (from an Old English female personal name composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + gifu ‘gift’). A further possible source of the name is Luton in Kent, named as the ‘settlement of Leofa’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press