Surnames Categorized "towns"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include towns.
usage
Acquati Italian
From the name of a village, part of the city of Lecco in Lombardy. Its name is presumably derived from Italian acqua "water".
Appleton English
From the name of several English towns, meaning "orchard" in Old English (a compound of æppel "apple" and tun "enclosure, yard").
Aston 1 English
From a place name meaning "east town" in Old English.
Ayers 3 English
Indicated a person from the town of Ayr in Scotland. The town was named for the river that flows through it, itself derived from an Indo-European root meaning "water".
Ayton English
From the name of towns in Berwickshire and North Yorkshire. They are derived from Old English ea "river" or eg "island" combined with tun "enclosure, yard, town".
Barton English
From a place name meaning "barley town" in Old English.
Benton English
Denoted someone who came from Benton, England, which is derived from Old English beonet "bent grass" and tun "enclosure".
Bolton English
From any of the many places in England called Bolton, derived from Old English bold "house" and tun "enclosure".
Boon 2 English
Originally indicated a person from the town of Bohon, in Manche in France. The town's name is of unknown origin.
Burton English
From a common English place name, derived from Old English meaning "fortified town".
Cason English
From the English place name Cawston, derived from the Old Norse given name Kálfr combined with Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town".
Cingolani Italian
From Cingoli, a town in the Marche region of Italy. It is derived from Latin cingo "surround, ring".
Clayton English
From the name of various places meaning "clay settlement" in Old English.
Clifton English
Derived from various place names meaning "settlement by a cliff" in Old English.
Clinton English
Derived from the place name Glympton meaning "settlement on the River Glyme" in Old English. This surname is borne by former American president Bill Clinton (1946-).
Dunbar Scottish
From the name of a town in East Lothian, Scotland, derived from Gaelic dùn meaning "fort" and barr meaning "summit", so called from its situation on a rock that projects into the sea.
Eccleston English
Denoted a person from any of the various places named Eccleston in England, derived from Latin ecclesia "church" (via Briton) and Old English tun "enclosure, yard, town".
Ellington English
From the name of multiple towns in England. The town's name is derived from the masculine given name Ella (a short form of Old English names beginning with the elements ælf meaning "elf" or eald meaning "old") combined with tun meaning "enclosure, town".
Lacy English
Derived from Lassy, the name of a town in Normandy. The name of the town was Gaulish in origin, perhaps deriving from a personal name that was Latinized as Lascius.
Laterza Italian
From the name of the town of Laterza near Taranto in Apulia. It is typical of southern Italy.
Lémieux French
Derived from the place name Leymieux, a town in the Rhône-Alpes region of France.
Neuville French
From the names of various French towns meaning "new town".
Neville English, Irish
From the names of towns in Normandy, variously Neuville or Néville, meaning "new town" in French.
Nicotera Italian
From the name of the town of Nicotera in Calabria.
Northrop English
Originally denoted one who came from a town of this name England, meaning "north farm".
Parodi Italian
From the name of a village near Genoa in northern Italy.
Sandoval Spanish
Derived from the name of a town in Spain, ultimately from Latin saltus "forest, glade" and novalis "unploughed land".
Sutton English
From various English place names meaning "south town".
Villanueva Spanish
Originally denoted someone who came from one of the various Spanish towns by this name, derived from villa "town" and nueva "new".
Villeneuve French
French cognate of Villanueva.
Warren 2 English
Originally denoted a person from the town of La Varenne in Normandy, which may derive from a Gaulish word meaning "sandy soil".