Hiya Emma, hope this answers your question. The surname Murton comes from the place name Murton. Like all place names ending in "ton" it is a viking name, with "ton" meaning village or settlement. In this case the "Mur" means marsh or swamp. So I'm afraid, unnnatractive as it is, "Murton" means "village by the swamp". The name seems to have come to Britain via Normandy at about the time of the Norman conquest. Apparently there was a high ranking Bishop amongst William the conquerors men with the surname "Murton"
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