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Re: William Roughton Rotton, UK seek, coat
Posted by: Ened Date: November 19, 2000 at 09:37:07
In Reply to: William Roughton Rotton, UK seek, coat by Dan Herman of 466

"Roughton surname is English meaning one who came from Roughton - rough ground homestead or a rye farm. Middle English term 'rough" was written as 'ruh' in O.E. Or it also is possible that the Lincolnshire and Norfolk Roughton may be a Scaninavianized form of Old Englishryge-tun or rye farm. Old Scaninavian "rugr" replacing the OE ryge. Tun or ton is Danish for town. There are two Roughton parishes in England in Lincolnshire and Norfolk

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