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Dalton is an both an English name and surname that means "from the valley town", and an Irish name probably derived from Norman French d'Authon and is still spelt D'alton or D'Alton by some, although this may be an affectation added or reinstated in recent generations. The infamous Dalton Gang (see below) were more likely to have been of Irish extraction than English given the first names (Emmett, for example).

There are numerous senses of the word Dalton. Please choose one of the articles below.


Place names

United Kingdom

Bold text == Headline text' The Village of Dalton is a small settlement just south of Dumfries itself. ... Dalton is a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. ... Dalton is a village and civil parish in North Yorkshire in the UK, about six miles northwest of Richmond within the council district of Richmondshire and close to the A66 transpennine trunk road. ... Dalton is a district of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire in England. ... Market Street, Dalton-in-Furness Dalton-in-Furness is a small town of approximately 11,000 people outside Barrow-in-Furness. ... In typography, emphasis usually refers to means of stressing parts of a text by using letters in a different style from the rest of the text to make them stand out from the main text body. ...

United States of America

Dalton is a city located in Whitfield County, Georgia. ... Dalton is a town located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ... Dalton is a city located in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 258. ... Dalton is a town located in Chariton County, Missouri. ... Dalton is a village located in Cheyenne County, Nebraska. ... Dalton is a town located in Coos County, New Hampshire. ... Dalton is a village located in Wayne County, Ohio. ... Dalton is a borough located in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 1,294. ... The highway and pipeline run generally parallel to each other; this segment is between the Arctic Circle and Coldfoot. ...

Canada and United States

Dalton Armoury is a Canadian Forces army reserve facillity located at 37 Mid-Dominion Acres, in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. ... The Canadian Forces (French: Forces canadiennes), abbreviated as CF (French: FC), are the combined armed forces of Canada. ... The Queens Own Rifles of Canada is a militia regiment within the Canadian Armed Forces and is based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Dalton Trail is a trail that runs between the Pacific Ocean at Pyramid Harbor, west of Haines, Alaska in the United States and Fort Selkirk, in the Yukon Territory of Canada. ...


Dalton hotel Dalton () is a small, inland, country town in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia and in Upper Lachlan Shire. ...


Emmett Dalton Emmett Dalton (May 3, 1871 – July 13, 1937) was a train robber and member of the Dalton Gang in the American Old West. ... Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton, Baron Dalton, generally known as Hugh Dalton (1887-1962) was a British Labour Party politician, and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1945 to 1947. ... John Dalton John Dalton (September 6, 1766 – July 27, 1844) was an English chemist and physicist, born at Eaglesfield, near Cockermouth in Cumberland. ... John Dalton (b. ... John Montgomery Dalton (November 9, 1900 - July 7, 1972) was a Governor of Missouri. ... John Nichols Dalton (1931–1986) was a Republican Governor of the U.S. state of Virginia from 1978 to 1982. ... Jon Dalton, also known as Jonny Fairplay (born March 11, 1974), is a professional wrestler and former art consultant from Danville, Virginia who came in third place as a competitor on the reality TV show Survivor: Pearl Islands. ... Richard Dalton (born August 27, 1979) is a Canadian canoeist. ... Categories: Canadian people stubs | Candidates for the Canadian House of Commons ... Roque Dalton Roque Dalton (San Salvador, El Salvador, 14 May 1935 – Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, 10 May 1975) was a leftist Salvadoran poet and journalist. ... Timothy Peter Dalton (born March 21, 1946) is a British actor of stage and screen, best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989). ... Tristram Dalton (May 28, 1738-May 30, 1817) was an American politician who served as Senator from Massachusetts. ... Walter H. Dalton is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the states forty-sixth Senate district, including constituents in Cleveland and Rutherford counties. ...

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John Dalton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2130 words)
Dalton received his early education from his father and from John Fletcher, a teacher of the Quaker school at Cumberland, on whose retirement in 1778 he himself started teaching.
Dalton communicated his atomic theory to Thomson who, by consent, included an outline of it in the third edition of his System of Chemistry (1807), and Dalton gave a further account of it in the first part of the first volume of his New System of Chemical Philosophy (1808).
Dalton died in Manchester in 1844 of paralysis.
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