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Cayton is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Cayton family


The surname Cayton was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Cayton family

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Early History of the Cayton family


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Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1636 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Cayton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cayton Spelling Variations

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Cayton Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cayton has been recorded under many different variations, including Caton, Catton, Cattan, Catten, Caten and others.

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Early Notables of the Cayton family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Cayton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cayton family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Cayton family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cayton or a variant listed above:

Cayton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Cayton, who arrived in Maryland in 1678 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cayton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Cayton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Camil Cayton, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1895

Cayton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Richard Cayton, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Christopher Cayton, aged 19, who settled in America from Manchester, England, in 1907
  • Clara Cayton, aged 20, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1907
  • Margaret Cayton, aged 56, who settled in America from Manchester, England, in 1911
  • John Cayton, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cayton (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cayton (post 1700)


  • Robert Cayton (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
  • William D. Cayton (1918-2003), American famous for preserving much of boxing's legacy through his efforts as a film historian and producer
  • Adam Cayton, American newspaper columnist and stand-up comedian
  • Horace Roscoe Cayton Sr. (1859-1940), American journalist and politician

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The Cayton Motto

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The Cayton Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cautes metuit fovean lupus
Motto Translation: The cautious wolf fears the snare.


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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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