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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


Similar surnames: Cayton, Parton, Layton, Paxton, Gayton, Panton, Dalton, Hayton, Paton

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Payton Family Origin

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Payton Family Occupations

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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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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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Payton Historical Records

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Payton Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Payton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Payton in 1942 was 50, and 69 in 2004.

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