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The present generation of the Geyton family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the area of Cheshire that was referred to as the hill of Gaega, Gaega being an Anglo-Saxon personal name. Geyton 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.

Geyton Early Origins



The surname Geyton 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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Geyton Spelling Variations


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Geyton Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Geyton include Gayton, Gaydon, Gaytun, Gaton and others.

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Geyton Early History


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Geyton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geyton research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1200 are included under the topic Early Geyton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Geyton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Geyton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Geyton Notables 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Geyton were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Richard Gayton settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants; Roger Gayton arrived in Maryland in 1774.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Geyton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Geyton (post 1700)



  • Brigadier Charles Alwyne Geyton (b. 1895), Australian Director of Mechanical Engineering, Army Headquarters from 1944 to 1950 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Charles Geyton. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Geyton/Charles_Alwyne/Australia.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Charles Geyton. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Geyton/Charles_Alwyne/Australia.html

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Geyton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Geyton 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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