Origin and Meaning

English: The surname Thornton originates from the parish of Thornton in Yorkshire and goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Thornton is a urname that was given tp peopkle who lived near a hill, stream, church or tree. Thornton derives from the Old English terms thorn meaning thorn bushes and tun which means enclosure or twin.

The surname Thornton was first found in Cheshire.

Spelling variations: Thornton, Thornten.

Thornton Coat of Arms

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