An English surname the Walton family name comes from the term â€˜tunâ€™ which means a hamlet or town and the term â€˜waldâ€™ which means wood or worker. Another form from Old English was the term â€˜walhâ€™ which meant a foreigner.
A spelling variation for Walton include Waltone.
In northern regions of England, the counties of Northumberland, Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cheshire is the higher percentage of Walton families. In Lanarkshire, Midlothian and Renfrewshire is the greater population of Walton families in Scotland.
Walton families primarily live in Texas, Georgia, New York, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the United States.
Famous: Danny Walton (professional baseball player), Samuel and Lawrence Walton (founders of Wal-Mart), Tasma Walton (actress from Australia), William Walton (English composer), Kevin Walton (explorer of the Antarctic), Mary Walton (19th century inventor to control smoke emissions from factories), Philip Walton (professional golfer from Ireland), Rob Walton (ice hockey player from Canada) and Jim Walton (journalist and president of CNN).