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From Old English Eatun (literally homestead by a river or on an island), from ea (river) + tun (homestead). As a surname, it is given to someone living near a river or on an island, or any of the various places in England called "Eaton".


Proper noun[edit]

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  1. A village in Leicestershire.
  2. A village in Cheshire East, Cheshire.
  3. A village in Nottinghamshire.
  4. A village and former civil parish in Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire.
  5. A village in Rushton, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire.
  6. A village in Norfolk, a suburb of Norwich, England.
  7. A hamlet in Oxfordshire.
  8. A suburb of Bunbury, Western Australia.
  9. A city in Ohio; named for William Eaton, a commander in the First Barbary War.
  10. A town in New York; named for William Eaton.
  11. A statutory town in Oklahoma.
  12. A town in Indiana.
  13. A town in Brown County, Wisconsin.
  14. A town in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
  15. A town in Clark County, Wisconsin.
  16. A town in New Hampshire; named for Theophilus Eaton, the first governor of New Haven Colony.
  17. A suburb of Darwin, Northern Territory; named for Charles Eaton, a RAAF officer.
  18. A English habitational surname​.

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