Banton Family History
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Banton Name Meaning
English: habitational name of uncertain origin. There is a place so called in Strathclyde region and a Banton House in Lancashire; the present-day concentration of the surname in the Derbyshire area suggests the latter may be the more likely source. In some instances the name may have arisen from a place called Bampton, in particular, one in Cumbria, named with Old English beam ‘trunk’, ‘beam’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press