Hebrew, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names


Barton is an English surname, a locational name for someone who originally came from a place called Barton. It’s made up of Old English elements bere (barley) and tūn (enclosure, settlement, town), both deriving from a PIE origin.

Barton is also a German, Czech, and Slovak surname, originally a pet-form of Bartolomaeus (Bartholomew),  the Greek form of an Aramaic name meaning “son of Talmai” made up from Aramaic bar (son) and given name Talmai, the latter either a Hebrew name meaning “furrow”, either referring to a ploughman or someone who owned land; or it could be related to Ptolemy meaning “warlike, aggressive” which comes from Ancient Greek pólemos (war, battle) derived from a pre-Greek origin. 

Origin: Proto-Indo-European; Aramaic, Hebrew, pre-Greek

Meaning: “barley settlement” or “barley enclosure” ; also means “son of Talmai”

Usage: English

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