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

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Gayton Family Origin

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Gayton Family Occupations

What did your Gayton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gayton. 23% of Gayton men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Gayton women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gayton were Captain and Housemaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Captain

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Dressmaker
  • Housemaid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gayton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Gayton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gayton 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gayton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gayton. For the veterans among your Gayton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gayton Life Expectancy

What is the average Gayton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gayton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gayton in 1944 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

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