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Type Surname
Pronounced Pron. /ˈt͡ʃɑɹl.tən/(English) /ˈkɑɹl.tən/(English) CHAHRL-tən(English) KAHRL-tən(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Location last name from any of the numerous places called Charlton, from Old English Ceorlatun meaning "settlement of the peasants". With old English elements tun "settlement, yard, town" and ceorl denoted originally a free peasant of the lowest rank, later (but probably already before the Norman conquest) a tenant in pure villeinage, a serf or bondsman.
Added 8/2/2016 by anonymous
Edited 10/20/2023 by Felie, Paradiso36, Mike C and more