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The name Gayton has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the area of Cheshire that was referred to as the hill of Gaega, Gaega being an Anglo-Saxon personal name. Gayton is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Early Origins of the Gayton family


The surname Gayton was first found in Cheshire 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 Gayton family

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Early History of the Gayton family


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Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1200 are included under the topic Early Gayton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gayton Spelling Variations

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Gayton Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Gayton have been found, including Gayton, Gaydon, Gaytun, Gaton and others.

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Early Notables of the Gayton family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Gayton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gayton family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Gayton family to the New World and Oceana


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Gayton, or a variant listed above:

Gayton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Gayton, who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants

Gayton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Roger Gayton, who arrived in Maryland in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gayton (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gayton (post 1700)


  • James Bennett Gayton, American politician, Delegate to North Dakota State Constitutional Convention from Emmons County, 1889 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George L. Gayton, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 16th District, 1976; Candidate for Michigan State Senate 10th District, 1978 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Historic Events for the Gayton family

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Historic Events for the Gayton family



Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Anthony Lovell Gayton (b. 1964), American Specialist 4th Class from Robbins, Illinois, USA who died in the crash [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550

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