Lawton Family History
Lawton Name Meaning
habitational name, common in Lancashire and Yorkshire, from Buglawton or Church Lawton in Cheshire, or Lawton in Herefordshire, named in Old English as ‘settlement on or near a hill’, or ‘settlement by a burial mound’, from hlaw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. variant spelling of Laughton.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press