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Barton Family HistoryThis ancient and distinguished surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is either a topographical name from residence by an outlying grange, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century "bere", barley, and "tun", enclosure, settlement, or a locational name from any of the various places named with the above elements. These places include: Barton in Staffordshire appearing as "Barton" in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, dated 942, and as "Bertone" in the Domesday Book of 1086; Barton in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Warwickshire and Lincolnshire, all entered as "Bertone" in the Domesday Book, and also Barton in Kent, Suffolk, and the North Riding of Yorkshire...
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