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Cayton Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): in Yorkshire a habitational name from either of two places in North Yorkshire called Cayton near Scarborough and in South Stainley; both are named from the Old English personal name Cǣga + Old English tūn ‘farmstead settlement’. In Lancashire the name is a variant of Caton .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Caton, Layton, Calton, Caston, Gayton, Payton, Catton, Hayton

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Where is the Cayton family from?

You can see how Cayton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cayton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cayton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Cayton families living in Virginia. This was about 30% of all the recorded Cayton's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Cayton families in 1840.
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What did your Cayton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cayton. 25% of Cayton men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Cayton women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cayton were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 828 immigration records available for the last name Cayton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Cayton. For the veterans among your Cayton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cayton lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cayton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cayton in 1952 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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