Tarlton Family History
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Tarlton Name Meaning
habitational name from Tarleton in Lancashire, near Croston, named with the Old Norse personal name þóraldr (composed of the elements þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor) + valdr ‘rule’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. habitational name from Tarlton in Gloucestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Torentune and in 1204 as Torleton, probably from Old English thorn ‘thorn tree’ + leah ‘(forest) clearing’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press