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Milton

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Etymology

Old English place name from mylen + tun "mill settlement" and middel + tun "middle settlement".

Proper noun

Milton

  1. An English habitational surname.
  2. A male given name derived from the surname.
  3. The English poet w:John Milton (1608-1674).
  4. Name of many towns in Canada and the US.
  5. Milton Keynes - large new town in England, 90km north of London.

Quotations

  • 1989 David Leavitt: Equal Affections. ISBN 0-670-821977 page 215:
    Herbert, Sydney, Milton, Seymour. You know, all the time I was growing up I thought those were the most ordinary Jewish first names, until someone pointed out that they were British last names. I guess to my great-grandparents those names must have sounded so modern, so sophisticated, so - non-Eastern European. And now they're just Uncle Miltie, Uncle Sy, Uncle Herb. Do other people have Uncle Donne and Uncle Wordsworth?

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