Gayton Family History
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Gayton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of several places in Merseyside, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire called Gayton, or from Gayton le Marsh or Gayton le Wold in Lincolnshire. The Northamptonshire and Staffordshire place names are from an Old English personal name G?ga + tun ‘farmstead’; the others are from Old Norse geit ‘goat’ + tún ‘farmstead’. French: diminutive of Gayte, a southern variant of guette ‘watch’, and hence an occupational name for a watchman.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Cayton, Payton, Guyton, Layton, Hayton, Gatton, Garton, Auton