This interesting name can be either English, Scottish or Irish. In all cases it is a locational surname, and if Scottish it originates from the village of Morton in Dumfriesshire, of from Mryrton (now Morton) in Fife. If English, it is from any of over twenty such places called either Moreton or Morton in the various English counties such as Berkshire, Cheshire, Devonshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire, and all variously recorded in the famous Domesday Book of 1086. However spelt and whether English, Irish or Scottish, they share the same basic meaning and derivation which is "The settlement by the moor", from the Olde English pre 7th Century word "mor", with "tun", a settlement or farm. The surname can be found recorded as Moreton, a spelling of some popularity in Ireland where it has been found since the 14th century, Moorton, Mourton, Morton, Mairtoun and Mirton. Among the many recordings in the early surviving registers and charters are those of Hugh de Mortun, given as being the prior of May, in Scotland in the year 1204, Robert de Morton of Nottingham in the Hundred Rolls of 1273, and Master Thomas Mirton, who was chaplain to the king of Scotland in 1422. The first recorded spelling of the family name anywhere in the world is probably that of Robert de Mortone, which was dated 1130, in the "Pipe Rolls" of Wiltshire, during the reign of King Henry 1st of England, known as "The Lion of Justice", 1100 - 1135.

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  • moretón — m. coloq. Moradura de la piel …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Moreton — See also: Morton (disambiguation) Moreton may refer to the following places: In Australia: Division of Moreton, an electoral district in the Australian House of Representatives, in Queensland Moreton Bay, a large bay near Brisbane, Queensland… …   Wikipedia

  • moretón — ► sustantivo masculino MEDICINA coloquial Mancha que sale en la piel como consecuencia de un golpe o presión fuerte: ■ tenía el cuerpo con moretones de la paliza que le habían dado. SINÓNIMO cardenal moradura equimosis * * * moretón m. *Cardenal …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Moreton — Original name in latin Moreton Name in other language Moreton State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 53.4 latitude 3.11667 altitude 13 Population 17670 Date 2012 04 05 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • moretón — moratón o moretón sustantivo masculino 1. Uso/registro: coloquial. Cardenal en la piel: Tengo tres moratones en la pierna por una caída. moretón sustantivo masculino 1 …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • moretón — {{#}}{{LM M26549}}{{〓}} {{SynM27210}} {{[}}moretón{{]}} ‹mo·re·tón› {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} Mancha amoratada de la piel. {{★}}{{\}}ETIMOLOGÍA:{{/}} De morado. {{#}}{{LM SynM27210}}{{〓}} {{CLAVE M26549}}{{\}}{{CLAVE}}{{/}}{{\}}SINÓNIMOS Y ANTÓNIMOS:{{/}} …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • moretón — sustantivo masculino coloquial equimosis (medicina), cardenal, roncha, moradura, moratón (coloquial). * * * Sinónimos: ■ moratón, cardenal, moradura …   Diccionario de sinónimos y antónimos

  • moretón — m. fam. Moradura de la piel …   Diccionario Castellano

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