An English and German surname the Barton family name comes from Old English in the terms ‘bere’ and ‘baer’ which refers to the meadow lands of a manor and to barley in storage.
Spelling variations for Barton include Barten and Bartin.
In Scotland Barton families live in Lanarkshire, Midlothian, Renfrewshire and Dumfries-shire. In England many Barton families reside in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, London and Kent.
In Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania within the United States is where most with the Barton surname live.
Famous: Clara Barton (founder of the American Red Cross), Otis Barton (a deep-sea and rain forest explorer), Seth Maxwell Barton (Civil War Confederate brigadier general), William Barton (footballer from England), Dan Barton (manufacturer of large theater pipe organs), Andrew Barton (15th century Lord High Admiral of the Kingdom of Scotland) and Eileen Barton (singer).