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Subject: Re: no info for this surname
Author: Mar   (Authenticated as X-Mar)
Date: August 1, 2006 at 9:57 AM
Reply to: no info for this surname by Diana

What does the name mean?
Last Name: wharton
English: habitational name from any of various places called Wharton. Examples in Cheshire and Herefordshire are from an Old English river name Wæfer (derived from wæfre ‘wandering’, ‘winding’) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’; another in Lincolnshire has as its first element Old English wearde ‘beacon’ or waroð ‘shore’, ‘bank’; one in the former county of Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) is from Old English hwearf ‘wharf’, ‘embankment’ + tūn.

(source: ancestry.com)


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