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Guyton Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): possibly a variant of the habitational name Gayton. French: from a derivative of the personal name Guy.

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


Similar surnames: Gayton, Gunton, Guyon, Auton, Hunton, Dunton, Gupton, Buxton, Ruston

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Where is the Guyton family from?

You can see how Guyton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guyton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Guyton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Guyton families living in Maryland. This was about 33% of all the recorded Guyton's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Guyton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Guyton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Guyton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Guyton. 24% of Guyton men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Guyton women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guyton were Farm Laborer and Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Guyton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guyton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 882 immigration records available for the last name Guyton. 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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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Guyton. For the veterans among your Guyton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guyton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Guyton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Guyton in 1942 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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