Harton Family History
Harton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the three places called Harton (Durham North Yorkshire and Shropshire). The Durham placename derives from Old English heorot ‘hart stag’ + dūn ‘hill’ while the North Yorkshire placename may arise from Old English here ‘army’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The etymology of the Shropshire placename remains uncertain. Irish (Cavan): variant of Hartin .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press