Peyton Family History

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Peyton Name Meaning

English and Irish (County Donegal): variant spelling of Payton.

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

Similar surnames: Payton, Leyton, Deyton, Keyton, Pelton, Yelton, Keaton, Deaton

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Peyton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Peyton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Peyton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Peyton Family Origin

Where is the Peyton family from?

Peyton Family Occupations

What did your Peyton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peyton. A less common occupation for the Peyton family was Farm Laborer. The most common Peyton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Peyton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Peyton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Peyton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Peyton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peyton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Peyton. 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 Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Peyton. For the veterans among your Peyton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peyton Life Expectancy

What is the average Peyton lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Peyton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Peyton in 1941 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peyton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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