Last name origins & meanings:
- English: 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 hlāw ‘hill’, ‘burial
mound’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
- English: variant
spelling of Laughton.
Comments for Lawton