Payton Family History
Payton Name Meaning
English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from Peyton in Ramsholt (Suffolk) derived from the Old English personal name Pǣga + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’. Irish (mainly County Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Peatáin ‘descendant of Peatán’ a pet form of the personal name Pádraig (see Patrick ). Outside County Donegal the name is apparently mainly of English origin (see 1 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022