Leaton Family History
Leaton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Leaton in Shropshire. The first element is uncertain, but may be Old English hleo ‘shelter’ or (ge)l?t ‘watercourse’ (modern English ‘leat’). The second element is Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press