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Origins of the Walton surname

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What does the name Walton mean?

The Walton surname is English. It is most often a toponymic name, derived from the Old English 'weall tun' (wall town/farmstead) or 'weald tun' (town/farmstead by the wood). It would have been given to those who lived at or near these particular features.

Alternative variations of the name Walton

Walton, Wallton, Waltone, Waltun, Waltan

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Where do most Waltons live?

In 1921, most Waltons lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Waltons

How common is your surname?

170th most common surname in the UK

We have 216,000 records for the Walton surname. The oldest one dates back to 1194.

Who were Waltons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Walton first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Waltons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Waltons in 1921
Cotton Weaver




General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant




Common Male occupations for Waltons in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer


Cotton Weaver




Agricultural Labourer


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