When Francis Henry Holton was born about 1788, in New Jersey, United States, his father, James Houlton, was 44 and his mother, Christiana Lindmeyer, was 41. He married Hannah Hoffman on 5 September 1808, in Salem, Salem, New Jersey, United States.
English: habitational name from any of various places called Holton, such as those in Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Dorset, and Somerset. The Oxfordshire and Somerset placenames derive from Old English halh ‘nook, corner of land’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, while the Suffolk placename comes from the Old English personal name Hōla + tūn. The Dorset placename derives from Old English hol ‘hole, hollow’ or holt ‘wood, grove, thicket’ + tūn.
Irish: altered form of O'Haltahan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUltacháin ‘descendant of Ultachán’, a diminutive of Ultach ‘Ulsterman’. This is a rare Fermanagh surname, sometimes Anglicized as Nolan .