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Layton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Lancashire (near Blackpool) and in North Yorkshire. The former was named in Old English as ‘settlement by the watercourse’, from Old English lad ‘watercourse’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter as ‘leek enclosure’ or ‘herb garden’, from leac ‘leek’ + tun. Compare Leighton.

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


Similar surnames: Cayton, Laxton, Hayton, Clayton, Lawton, Payton, Gayton, Marton

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Layton Family Origin

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Layton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Merchant

    6%
  • Seaman

    5%
  • At School

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Merchant and Seaman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Layton. A less common occupation for the Layton family was At School. The most common Layton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Layton's were Farmers.

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