Atherton

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English Æþelhere (given name) and tun (town).

Proper noun[edit]

Wikipedia

Atherton

  1. A town in Greater Manchester.
  2. An English habitational surname derived from the placename.

References[edit]

  • [1976], David Mills, “Directory of Place Names”, in The Place Names of Lancashire, London: Batsford Books, ISBN 0-7134-3248-9: