When Ruth Wharton was born in 1896, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, her father, Elijah Wharton, was 53 and her mother, Etha Delinda Stewart, was 45. She had at least 2 daughters with Thomas William Dyball. She lived in South Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States in 1910.
habitational name from any of various places called Wharton, in Westmorland, Cheshire, and Lincolnshire, or from Warton in Lancashire, Northumberland, and Warwickshire. The Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Northumberland placenames probably derive from Old English weard ‘watch’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Cheshire and Warwickshire placenames derive from Old English wæfre ‘swamp, marshy ground’ + tūn. The Westmorland placename may derive from Old English hwearf ‘embankment, shore, wharf’ + tūn.
perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Wiverton in Nottinghamshire, derived from the Old English personal name Wīgfrith + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.
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