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Type Surname (from given name)
Meaning & History
Derived from the given name MARTTI
and the name suffix -nen
, which is sometimes patronymic. John Morton (1725-1777), Pennsylvania/American politician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was descended from a Marttinen family whose name had been anglicized as MORTON