Acton Name Meaning & Origin

Acton

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English author Anne Brontë wrote under the androgynous pen name Acton Bell.

USAGE: English (Rare), Literature
PRONOUNCED: AK-tən (English)

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English surname meaning, "village with oak trees" or from Old French auqueton, meaning "cotton."
Pronounced: AK-tuhn

From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "oak farm" in Old English.
It was used as a pen name by Anne Brontë, who wrote as Acton Bell. She and her sisters chose masculine-sounding pseudonyms.

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