Heighton Family History
Heighton Name Meaning
English (Midlands): apparently a habitational name from South Heighton in East Sussex, named from Old English heah ‘high’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. However, the high concentration of the modern name in the Midland region suggests that in many cases it is likely to be a variant of Hayton, specifically from the places so named in Nottinghamshire and East Yorkshire.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press