Thornton
Origin/Usage
English
Pronunciation
THORN-tən
Meaning
From Thornton
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Thornton is an Old English locational name for people who come from Thornton in Yorkshire or Lincolnshire. The place name Thornton is itself derived from the Old English words 'thorn', which means 'a thorn bush or hedge', and 'tun', which means 'an enclosure or settlement'. The name is taken to mean a 'thorny enclosure'.

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Thornton Wilder - author
Thornton Kipper - baseball player

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