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The name Geynton is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It 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. Geynton 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 Geynton family


The surname Geynton 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 Geynton family

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Early History of the Geynton family


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

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Geynton Spelling Variations

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Geynton Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Geynton were recorded, including Gayton, Gaydon, Gaytun, Gaton and others.

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Early Notables of the Geynton family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Geynton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Geynton family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Geynton family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Geynton family emigrate to North America: Richard Gayton settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants; Roger Gayton arrived in Maryland in 1774.

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