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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

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Fishing

    19%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Labourer

    8%

In 1881, the most common Gayton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 21% of Gayton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gayton family was Labourer. Farmer, Fishing and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gayton.

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Gayton Life Expectancy

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