Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsLaughton, Buglawton
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 6/10/2016
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 hlaw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Also a variant spelling of Laughton.