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The lineage of the name Guyton begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the area of Cheshire that was referred to as the hill of Gaega, Gaega being an Anglo-Saxon personal name. Guyton 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.

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The surname Guyton 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.

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 Guyton has undergone many spelling variations, including Gayton, Gaydon, Gaytun, Gaton and others.


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

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More information is included under the topic Early Guyton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guyton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Wm Guyton landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Coromandel
  • William Guyton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Coromandel" in 1840

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  • Walter Guyton (1874-1974), noted American physicist and electrical engineer
  • Joseph William Guyton (1889-1918), first American soldier killed on German-held soil during World War I
  • Myron Mynard Guyton (b. 1967), former professional American football defensive back
  • Gary Guyton (b. 1985), American football linebacker
  • Arthur James Guyton (b. 1978), American former professional basketball player
  • Tyree Guyton (b. 1955), American artist
  • Boone Tarleton Guyton (1913-1996), American Naval Aviation Cadet, experimental test pilot, author and businessman
  • Arthur Clifton Guyton (1919-2003), American physiologist
  • Emma Jane Guyton (1825-1887), English novelist
  • William Guyton (1816-1884), the second Mayor of Wellington, New Zealand


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  • Guytons Galore: From French Huguenots to Oregon Pioneers by Helen Guyton Rees.
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The Guyton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guyton 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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