The English surname Hylton, also found in Scotland, is an habitational name from any of various places so called in Cambridgeshire, Cleveland, Derbyshire, and Shropshire. The names origins are found in the Old English terms hyll meaning “hill” and tun meaning “enclosure, or settlement.” The name is most freuesntly found in Lancashire in the north of England. The name was introduced to North America by 17th Century English settlers and today there are approximately 8,000 bearers of the name Hylton living in the US.
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