Claytor Family History
Claytor Name Meaning
English: possibly a habitational name from Cleator in Cumbria, named from Old English cl?te ‘burdock’ + Old Norse erg ‘hill pasture’. Possibly an Americanized spelling of North German Klöter, a variant of Klüter, a humorous nickname for a farmer, from Middle Low German klut(e) ‘clod’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press