The Guiton name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. 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
. Guiton 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.
Another source notes the name could have been a local name having derived from the Viking "geit" + "tun," and literally meant "farmstead where the goats are kept." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Guiton family
The surname Guiton was first found in Lincolnshire
where three of the earliest records of the family were listed. The first was Robert de Geiton who was listed there in the Pipe Rolls
of 1193 CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
, the second and third were Ralph de Gayton and Richard de Gayton, both listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Much further to the north in Scotland, Geoffrey de Gaytun was Burgess of Aberdeen in 1275 and Galfridus dictus de Gaytun, appears as a charter witness there in 1231, but this source notes that the name was "of English origin from one or other of several places of the name in England." CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3) A migration to Scotland must be presumed.
We discovered a township in Cheshire, a parish in Norfolk; a parish in Northamptonshire; a parish in Staffordshire; and two parishes in Lincolnshire all named Gayton. The Norfolk, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire parishes are listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Gaituna, Gaitone and Gettone respectively. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Guiton family
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Guiton Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Guiton has undergone many spelling variations
, including Gayton, Gaydon, Gaytun, Gaton and others.
Early Notables of the Guiton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Guiton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Guiton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Guiton, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
Contemporary Notables of the name Guiton (post 1700)
- Bertha Guiton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Marie Adrien François Guiton, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 9) Marie Guiton. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html