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Recorded in the spellings of Whitten, Whitton, Witton, Wytone, and possibly others, this is an Anglo-Scottish surname. In England it is locational or possibly topographical from any of the places called Whitton or Witton, such as Whitton le Wear in County Durham, or Whitton in Northumberland, Lincolnshire and Suffolk, Witton in Lancashire and Yorkshire, and also Wyton in Yorkshire. The place name derives from the Olde English byname, Hwita meaning 'white', and 'tun', - a farm or enclosure, and was originally given to those dwelt at such a place.

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