Thornton: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Thornton

Thornton

Pronunciation: THOHRN-tən (key)

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Thorntons is synonymous with chocolate and toffee in the UK. mmm.

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From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "thorn town" in Old English.

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Thornton Niven Wilder, American playwright and novelist.
Thornton Lee, American Major League Baseball pitcher.
Thornton Oakley, American artist and illustrator.
Thornton Burgess, American conservationist and children's author.

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John Thornton, called Thornton or Mr Thornton, one of the main characters in Elizabeth Gaskell's novel "North and South"

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