Gayton Family History
Gayton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of several places in Cheshire Norfolk Northamptonshire and Staffordshire called Gayton or from Gayton le Marsh or Gayton le Wold in Lincolnshire. The Northamptonshire and Staffordshire placenames are from an Old English personal name Gǣga + tūn ‘farmstead’; the others are from Old Norse geit ‘goat’ + tún ‘farmstead’. In some cases possibly also French: diminutive of Gayte a southern variant of guette ‘watch’ and hence an occupational name for a watchman.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022