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Payton Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from Peyton in Sussex, named the Old English personal name P?ga + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, or from some other place similarly named. Peyton in Essex has probably not contributed; it has a quite different early etymology, and even in the 16th century it was still Pakenho or Patenhall. 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).

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

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Payton Family Origin

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Payton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Payton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Payton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Payton family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Payton.

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