Wharton

Wharton comes from an English surname, originally a habitational name for someone who came from any of several places in England; the second part of the name comes from Old English tun meaning “enclosure, settlement” while the first part of the name could be from Waefer meaning “wandering” or “winding”; it could also be derived from Old English wearde meaning “beacon” or “shore, bank”; or it could be from Old English hwearf meaning “wharf” or “embankment”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Warton (English)

 

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