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Origin of the BARTON name
This is an English habitation name from any of the many (at least 25) places so called. It is derived from the Old English bere (barley) + tun (enclosure or settlement).
At times BARTON is synonymous with BARDEN. The roots are very similar in that BARDEN is a habitation name from places in Yorkshire. It is derived from the Old English bere (barley) + denu (valley).