Coram

Coram is an English surname derived from the name of a village called Corham. It seems to be made up from Old English elements corn (corn) and hamm (enclosure; or referring to a low-lying meadow). Coram is also a Latin word meaning “in person; face to face; publicly” and “before; in the presence of” and is used as a…

Kent

Kent comes from an English surname which originated as a locational name for someone who came from the name of a county in England. In Old English the name was spelled as Cent which originated from Latin Cantium, meaning “coastal district” or “corner-land, land on the edge”, derived from a Brythonic source. Kent is also used as…

Stanton

Stanton comes from an English surname, a locational name meaning “stone settlement”, referring to a place built on or near stony ground, or in some cases a town built near some prehistoric stone monuments. Nicknames: Stan Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Staunton (English)  

Preston

Preston comes from an English surname, a locational name meaning “priest town”, made up from Old English elements prēost (priest) and tun (settlement, enclosure, town), either referring to a place that had a priest, or a town that was owned by the Church. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Colton

Colton comes from an English surname name, originally used as a location name for someone who came from a place called Colton. It’s made up from Old English cola meaning “coal, charcoal” and tun (settlement; enclosure). Nicknames: Col, Colt Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kolton (English) Kolten (English) Colten (English)  

Kirby

Kirby comes from an English surname, a habitational name for someone who lived near a place called Kirby or Kirkby. It’s made up form Old Norse kirkja (church) and býr (settlement) essentially meaning “church settlement”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Kerby (English) Kirbee (English) Kirbie (English)  

Boston

Boston is the name of the capital in Massachusetts, named after a town in Lincolnshire, England, meaning “Botulf’s settlement” or “Botulf’s stone”, Botulf/Botolph being an Old English name made up of Old English boda (messenger, envoy; prophet) and wulf (wolf), combined with Old English elements tun (settlement) or stan (stone). It was either named after a saint who might have built a monastary around…

Fenton

Fenton comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Fenton. It means “marsh town” or “settlement by the marsh”, made up from Old English elements fenn (marsh, fen, swamp) and tun (enclosure, settlement, town). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

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…