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Dayton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Dayton is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Dayton family lived in the North Riding of Yorkshire. They descended from the distinguished Norman family of Picot d'Auton, and it is from that local name, which means from Auton, that the surname derives.

Early Origins of the Dayton family


The surname Dayton was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Dayton family


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Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1340, and 1419 are included under the topic Early Dayton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dayton Spelling Variations


Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Daton, Dayton, Deighton, Dauton and others.

Early Notables of the Dayton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dayton family to Ireland


Some of the Dayton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dayton family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Dayton or a variant listed above were:

Dayton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ralph Dayton who settled in New Haven Connecticut in 1630
  • Alice Dayton, who landed in Connecticut in 1643 [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)
  • Mary Dayton, who arrived in Virginia in 1648
  • Ralph Dayton, who arrived in New England in 1650 [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)

Dayton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Dayton, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [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)
  • Benjamin Dayton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [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)
  • B. W. B. Dayton, who arrived in San Francisco California in 1852

Dayton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Nathan Dayton U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Dayton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Dayton, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Dayton (post 1700)


  • Bruce Bliss Dayton (1918-2015), American retail executive, businessman, and philanthropist, CEO of Dayton Hudson Corporation, now known as the Target Corporation
  • George Draper Dayton (1857-1938), American businessman and philanthropist
  • Douglas Dayton (1925-2013), American retail executive, founder of Target Corporation with 365,000 employees worldwide
  • Jonathan Dayton (1760-1824), American politician from the New Jersey, the youngest person to sign the United States Constitution, eponym of Dayton, Ohio
  • William Lewis Dayton (1807-1864), American politician, United States Senator from New Jersey (1842-1851)
  • Mark Dayton (b. 1947), American politician, United States Senator from Minnesota (2001-2007), 40th Governor of Minnesota (2011-)
  • Alston Gordon Dayton (1857-1920), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from West Virginia 2nd District, 1895-1905; U.S. District Judge for West Virginia, 1905 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Aaron O. Dayton, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1829 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Aaron O. Dayton, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Salem County, 1823 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • A. H. H. Dayton, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 2nd District, 1872 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 39 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Dayton


  • Family History of the Warren, Stone, Dayton, Routh, Wurster, Daggett, and Young Families by Candy Daggett Young.
  • Indiana Cousins by Louise Axsom.

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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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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