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Horton is a commonplace name in the British Isles. It derives in each case from Old English, often from the words horig tun, meaning 'muddy estate/village', though other derivations are possible in individual cases.

A homophone, Houghton is another commonplace name, but in this case the name is hoh tun, meaning 'Hill village'.

Horton may be any one of many villages, hamlets and farmsteads, and in particular:

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