When Robert Heaton was born in 1525, in Yorkshire, England, his father, Wilfred Heaton, was 40 and his mother, Alice Saville, was 30. He married Alice about 1548, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 12 November 1608, in Stanbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 83.
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places called with Old English hēah ‘high’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’: Heaton (Yorkshire, Northumberland); Heaton Norris, Heaton under Horwich, Heaton with Oxcliffe, Great Heaton, Little Heaton (all Lancashire); Capheaton, Kirkheaton (Northumberland); Cleckheaton, Hanging Heaton, Kirkheaton (Yorkshire). This surname was taken to Ireland in the mid 17th century, and within Ireland is now mainly found in Ulster.