Lawton Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Lawton Name Meaning: The name is possibly of locational origin,deriving from the villiage of 'Lawton' in Cheshire.Also derives from old english words hlaw 'low hill' + tun 'settlement',could also apply to a burial or meeting ground.

The name is of English origin.The first recorded spelling is that of 'Adam De Lauton'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Lawton Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Lawton family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 115
Agricultural Labourer 82
Labourer 65
Cotton Weaver 62
Independent 58
Farmer 55
Potter 50
Weaver 40
Cotton Spinner 38
Collier 37
Male Servant 34
Shoe Maker 31
Woollen Weaver 30
Cotton Piecer 27
Coal Miner 25
Coal Miner Miner Miner 23
Silk Weaver 16
Joiner 15
Piecer 15
Potter Journeyman 15
Dress Maker 14
Journeyman Potter 14
Shop Keeper 13
Blacksmith 12
Clothier 12

Lawton Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Lawton 100% 53,024
2 Laughton 63% 9,869
3 Lowton 83% 3,510
4 Lewton 83% 945

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The surname Lawton is the most popular version of all its varients

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