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EtymologyEdit

From Old English aewell(river source) + tun(settlement).

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Alton

  1. A town in Hampshire, the United Kingdom.
  2. Any of various cities and towns in the United States.
  3. A habitational surname​.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1920 The Lyceum Magazine, editor Ralph Albert Parlette, Volume 30, page 15:
      - - - because I have learned something about cartoons from Alton Packard. There are two things about Mr Packard that I keep turning over in my mind. One is that his name sounds like Alton Parker, onetime presidential candidate, and the other is that, to me at least, he looks a little bit like Woodrow Wilson.

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