Leyton Family History

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Leyton Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Layton. Galician and Portuguese: perhaps a variant spelling of Leitón, or Leitã (Galacian) a nickname meaning ‘suckling pig’.

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

Similar surnames: Keyton, Lefton, Deyton, Peyton, Kayton, Leston, Berton, Leydon

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Leyton Family Origin

Where is the Leyton family from?

Leyton Family Occupations

What did your Leyton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Leyton occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 20% of Leyton's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, Bootmaker and Bottle Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leyton. A less common occupation for the Leyton family was Broker.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Bootmaker

  • Bottle Maker

  • Broker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Leyton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Leyton Historical Records

What Leyton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Leyton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leyton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 814 immigration records available for the last name Leyton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 332 military records available for the last name Leyton. For the veterans among your Leyton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leyton Life Expectancy

What is the average Leyton lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Leyton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Leyton in 1960 was 50, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leyton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leyton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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