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Norton is a very common place name or place name element: Somerset alone has 11 of them, although only one of those is named "Norton" alone. Each of Sussex and Worcestershire has three villages named plain "Norton".

The name in each case is the Old English norþ tun: "North Village". It has a counterpart in Sutton (suþ tun), another common British place name. (The logic is not always followed: south of Telford in Shropshire, Norton is south of Sutton.)

Norton may be: