Irish name: Ó Neachtain
|Pronunciation||// or //|
|Region of origin||County Galway, Ireland|
|Meaning||Descendent of Nechtan|
|Variant(s)||Quinn, Hartigan, Norton and Behan|
Naughton (// or //) is an Irish gaelic surname derived from the name Ó Neachtain meaning 'descendent of Nechtan'. A Sept of the Dal gCais of the same stock as Quinn and Hartigan where located in Inchiquin Barony, County Clare.
Another O'Neachtain Sept of the Uí Maine who were chiefs of Máenmaige, the plain lying around Loughrea in Galway, until the Cambro-Norman invasion. After the upheaval they settled in the Fews (Barony of Athlone, County Roscommon). O'Neachtain appears as Chief of the Fews in several sixteenth century manuscripts, and as late as the eighteen eighties the Naughtons of Thomastown Park posseessed an estate of 4,829 acres (19.54 km2) between Athlone and Ballinasloe.
The English surname Norton has occasionally been substituted for Naughton. The Nortons of Athlone are descended from Feradach O'Neachtain who died in 1790. In County Kerry, Behan or Behane was used interchangeably with Naughton.
- Naughton, Ontario
- Naughton, Suffolk
- Naughton Park
- Naughton Gallery at Queen's
- Naughton Township, Burleigh County, North Dakota
Surname of people
- Albert Naughton, English rugby league footballer of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s (brother of Danny Naughton)
- Bill Naughton (1910–1992), Irish-born British playwright
- Bobby Naughton (born 1944) American jazz vibraphonist
- Cathal Naughton (born 1987), Cork hurler
- Charlie Naughton (1886–1976), Scottish comedian, member of The Crazy Gang see also Naughton and Gold
- Christina and Michelle Naughton, American piano duo
- Curtis Naughton (born 1995), English rugby league footballer of the 2010s
- Danny Naughton, English rugby league footballer of the 1940s and 1950s (brother of Albert Naughton)
- David Naughton (born 1951), American actor and singer
- Denis Naughten (born 1973), Irish politician
- Eileen S. Naughton (born 1945), American politician
- Eoghan Ó Neachtain, Irish writer, fl. 1901–1932.
- James Naughton (born 1945), American actor
- Joe Steve O Neachtain (born 1942), Irish actor and playwright.
- Joel Naughton (born 1986), is an Australian catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies Baseball organization.
- John Naughton (born 1946), Irish academic and journalist
- Keith Naughton, Republican political consultant
- Kyle Naughton (born 1988), English footballer currently playing for Swansea City
- Liam Naughten (1944-1996), Irish Fine Gael politician
- Martin Naughton (hurler) (born 1964), Galway Hurler
- Martin Naughton (businessman) (born 1940) Irish entrepreneur
- Michael Naughton, academic
- Naturi Naughton (born 1984), American singer and actress
- Rear Admiral Richard J. Naughton, former Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy.
- Patrick Naughton (born 1965), American software developer who co-created the Java programming language.
- Seán Ó Neachtain (born 1947), former Irish Fianna Fáil politician.
- Sinéad Ní Neachtain, (born 1971) Irish editor
- Tommy Naughton, former manager of the Dunlin Senior Hurling team
- Willie Naughton (born 1868), Scottish footballer
- Willie Naughton (footballer, born 1962), Scottish footballer
- MacNaughton is of Scottish origin and they are descended from the eighth century Pictish King Nechtan.
- See Norton (disambiguation)
- The surnames Nocton, Neactain, Nechtan, Naughten and Quinn come from the same name as Naughton
Historical forms of the name
The surname had undergone a change over the years. Naghtens or O'Naghtens (1870);
- Irish Family Names by Brian DeBreffny, published by Gill & MacMillan in 1982
- Surnames in Ireland by Sean E. Quinn, published by Irish Genealogy Press in 2000
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