The surname ‘Carlton’ is of English origin. It is derived from the habitation name from any of the various places so called, from the Old Norman word ‘Karl’, meaning ‘common man’, ‘peasant’, and the Old English word ‘tun’, meaning ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place names commencing with ‘C-‘, rather than ‘Ch-‘, are in areas of Scandinavian settlement, mostly in Northern England. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Carlton’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘John de Carleton’, from the county of Lincolnshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in twelve hundred and seventy-three. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the whole of North America… Coat of arms: Erminoise on a bend azure, a fleur-de-lis between two pheons or. Ma…
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