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The name Colton is a locational surname denoting that the bearer was from the village of Colaton Raleigh. The earlier name of the village was Colton, derived from the Norse “koli”, a personal name much preferred by Vikings, and the Old English “tun” which means 'a settlement'. The name of the village changed to Colaton Raleigh when the manor of Colton was held by Wimundus de Ralegh.

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KOL-tən

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