English surname
"the settlement by the hilltop"

Knowlton Origin and Meaning

The name Knowlton is a boy's name meaning "the settlement by the hilltop".

Knowlton is a habitational surname, indicating one's ancestors lived in Knowlton, England. There were two historical English towns called Knowlton, one in Kent and the other in Dorset.

The place names are derived from the Old English components cnoll, "hilltop," and tun, "settlement."