Horton Family History
Horton Name Meaning
English (Staffordshire and Warwickshire): habitational name from one or other of the many places so called such as those in Berkshire Buckinghamshire Dorset Gloucestershire Herefordshire Northamptonshire Shropshire Somerset Staffordshire Wiltshire and Yorkshire. Most of the placenames derive from Old English horh or horu ‘dirt filth’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ though some may have different origins including Horton in Gloucestershire which may derive from Old English heorot ‘hart stag’ + tūn.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022