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The name Deyton was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Deyton 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.

Deyton Early Origins



The surname Deyton was first found in Yorkshire at Deighton, a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district. The village dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Dictune. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
To confuse matters, there is another Deighton now a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of the City of York, North Yorkshire and another Deighton, a district of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. All locals are generally believed to have similar origins but have separate entries in the Domesday Book. All have retained rather small populations over the years with the West Riding local having the highest at 539 in the late 1800s. The others have less that 200. The place name literally means "farmstead surrounded by a ditch." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Deyton Spelling Variations


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Deyton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Deyton have been found, including Daton, Dayton, Deighton, Dauton and others.

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Deyton Early History


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Deyton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deyton research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1340 and 1419 are included under the topic Early Deyton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deyton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deyton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Deyton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deyton In Ireland


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Deyton In Ireland



Some of the Deyton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Deyton were among those contributors: Thomas Deighton, who settled in New York in 1774; John Deighton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1777; Henry Deighton, who came to Pennsylvania in 1830.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deyton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deyton (post 1700)



  • U. B. Deyton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996
  • John Deyton, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Graham County, 1897-98
  • G. Penley Deyton, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Yancey County, 1915-16

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Deyton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deyton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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