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Hayton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, in Cumbria, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, East Yorkshire, and elsewhere, so called from Old English heg ‘hay’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Harton, Layton, Cayton, Hatton, Gayton, Halton, Payton, Hilton

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Where is the Hayton family from?

You can see how Hayton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hayton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hayton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Hayton families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Hayton's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hayton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hayton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hayton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hayton. 24% of Hayton men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Hayton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hayton were Farm Laborer and Servant.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Servant
    10%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Hayton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hayton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hayton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hayton. For the veterans among your Hayton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hayton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hayton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hayton in 1947 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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