Ayers 3English 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".
AytonEnglish 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".
BartonEnglish From a place name meaning "barley town" in Old English.
BentonEnglish Denoted someone who came from Benton, England, which is derived from Old English beonet "bent grass" and tun "enclosure".
BoltonEnglish From any of the many places in England called Bolton, derived from Old English bold "house" and tun "enclosure".
Boon 2English Originally indicated a person from the town of Bohon, in Manche in France. The town's name is of unknown origin.
BurtonEnglish From a common English place name, derived from Old English meaning "fortified town".
CasonEnglish From the English place name Cawston, derived from the Old Norse given name Kálfr combined with Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town".
CingolaniItalian From Cingoli, a town in the Marche region of Italy. It is derived from Latin cingo "surround, ring".
ClaytonEnglish From the name of various places meaning "clay settlement" in Old English.
CliftonEnglish Derived from various place names meaning "settlement by a cliff" in Old English.
ClintonEnglish 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-).
DunbarScottish 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.
EcclestonEnglish 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".
EllingtonEnglish 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".
LacyEnglish 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.
LaterzaItalian From the name of the town of Laterza near Taranto in Apulia. It is typical of southern Italy.
LémieuxFrench Derived from the place name Leymieux, a town in the Rhône-Alpes region of France.
NeuvilleFrench From the names of various French towns meaning "new town".
NevilleEnglish, Irish From the names of towns in Normandy, variously Neuville or Néville, meaning "new town" in French.