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Payton Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Payton Families

  • Number of Payton families
     104 - 205
     35 - 103
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Payton families
     180 - 357
     61 - 179
     1 - 60
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Payton families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Payton Family Origin

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Payton Immigration Information

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Payton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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