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OTHER FORMS: Irton, Iriton
CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 6/10/2016
Meaning & History
Habitational name from either of two places in Derbyshire called Ireton, or one in North Yorkshire called Irton. All of these are named from the genitive case of Old Norse Íri ‘Irishmen’ (see Ireland) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
Habitational name from Irton in Cumbria, named from the old river name Irt, which is of uncertain origin, + Old English tun.