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Leighton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, as for example those in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, and Shropshire, are named with Old English leac ‘leek’ + tun ‘settlement’. Compare Layton.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Heighton, Deighton, Laughton, Haughton, Knighton, Houghton, Creighton

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Leighton Family Origin

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Leighton Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leighton. The most common Leighton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Leighton's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Leighton family was Farmer.

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Leighton Historical Records

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Leighton Life Expectancy

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