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Etymology edit

The first element has a wide variety of possible origins, among which Old English hōh (promontory, hill-spur), healh (corner, nook), holh (hollow, depression) or holt (small wood). The second element is tūn (enclosure; settlement).

Proper noun edit

Holton (countable and uncountable, plural Holtons)

  1. Any of a number of places in the UK:
    1. A village and civil parish in South Oxfordshire district, Oxfordshire, England (OS grid ref SP6006).
    2. A village and civil parish in South Somerset district, Somerset, England (OS grid ref ST686268).
    3. A village and civil parish in East Suffolk district, Suffolk, England.
  2. Any of a number of places in the US:
    1. A town in Ripley County, Indiana, United States.
    2. A city, the county seat of Jackson County, Kansas, United States.
    3. A town in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States.
  3. A habitational surname from Old English.

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Statistics edit

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Holton is the 3058th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 11731 individuals. Holton is most common among White (78.85%) and Black/African American (15.94%) individuals.

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