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  • proper n. A habitational surname.
  • proper n. Any of a number of places in the UK and the US.

Etymologies

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The surname Holton is of English origin, and was used to indicate the geographic location where a person had lived or owned land. Persons who used it were likely from towns of the same name in Lincolnshire, Oxford, and Somerset. The placenames are derived from Old English, the first part has various meanings including "holt," which literally meant "forest", the second part is tūn ("settlement")

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