Colton (surname)

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Colton
Pronunciation /ˈkltən/
Origin
Region of origin Ireland, England
Other names
Variant(s) Cole, Collins, Colby, O'Comhaltain


Colton is a surname of Irish origin. Comhaltán Ua Cleirigh, King of Uí Fiachrach Aidhne in AD 964 appears to be the first recorded use of this name. Comaltan, originally a forename, became Ó Comhaltáin the surname (son of Comaltan, genitive case) which was eventually anglicized into Colton. Comaltan was an early member of the Ó Cléirigh family, reputedly the oldest surname in Europe. [1]. Irish variations include O'Comhaltain (Irish: Ó Comhaltáin) and Collin, anglicized as "Colton".[1] Some Irish descending Coltons can trace lineage to the notable Kennedy family an American family of Irish descent who are prominent in American politics and government.[2][3]

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The following was obtained through publicprofiler.[4] The most popular forenames for the surname are John, David, James, Robert, Michael, Paul, Richard, Mark, William, and Mary.

Top Countries FPM Top Regions FPM Top Cities
Ireland 71.31 SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT, NEW-ZEALAND 2070.68 SHEFFIELD, YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE, UNITED KINGDOM
United Kingdom 41.85 NORTH EAST, IRELAND 272.36 BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM
United States 28.57 NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA 220.67 NOTTINGHAM, EAST MIDLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM
Australia 19.03 MIDLANDS, IRELAND 212.17 OMAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Canada 13.52 NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM 181.64 SHEFFIELD, EAST MIDLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM
New Zealand 10.58 WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA 169.38 LIVERPOOL, NORTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM
Luxembourg 8.5 UTAH, UNITED STATES 129.59 BRISTOL, SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM
Netherlands 0.43 DONEGAL, IRELAND 128.93 WORKSOP, EAST MIDLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM
Spain 0.42 WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY DISTRICT, NEW-ZEALAND 126.31 PLYMOUTH, SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM
Argentina 0.2 EAST MIDLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM 118.92 BARNSLEY, YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE, UNITED KINGDOM

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