Payton Family History

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Payton Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from Peyton in Sussex, named the Old English personal name P?ga + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, or from some other place similarly named. Peyton in Essex has probably not contributed; it has a quite different early etymology, and even in the 16th century it was still Pakenho or Patenhall. Irish (mainly County Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Peatáin ‘descendant of Peatán’, a pet form of the personal name Pádraig (see Patrick). Outside County Donegal, the name is apparently mainly of English origin (see 1).

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

Similar surnames: Cayton, Parton, Layton, Paxton, Gayton, Panton, Dalton, Hayton, Paton

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Payton Family Origin

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Payton Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Payton. 58% of Payton men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Machinist
  • Income

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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

Payton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Payton. For the veterans among your Payton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Payton Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Payton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Payton in 1942 was 50, and 69 in 2004.

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