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Hayton is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hayton family once lived in or near the settlement of Heighton in the county of Sussex. The surname is thought to derive from one of several place names composed of the old English elements "heah" or "high" and "tun," meaning "enclosure or settlement." The surname Hayton belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Hayton Early Origins



The surname Hayton was first found in Sussex where the first record of the name is John atte Heghetun who was mentioned in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1296. Today Hightown is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton in Merseyside but originally part of Cheshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
However, other references list Hightown in what was formerly Lancashire.

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Hayton Spelling Variations


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Hayton Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hayton family name include Heighton, Highton, Huyton and others.

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Hayton Early History


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Hayton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hayton research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1273 and 1279 are included under the topic Early Hayton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hayton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hayton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hayton 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hayton surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hayton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Hayton, who arrived in Maryland in 1679

Hayton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Hayton, who arrived in New England in 1738

Hayton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hayton, aged 27, landed in New York in 1812

Hayton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Hayton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774

Hayton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Evan Hayton, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hayton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hayton (post 1700)



  • Leonard George "Lennie" Hayton (1908-1971), American composer, conductor and arranger
  • William Hayton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1924 (alternate), 1928
  • Charles Hayton, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Monroe County 1st District, 1921
  • Brigadier Alexander Alfred Hayton VD, DSO,, South African officer, lieutenant in the East African Campaign and in Egypt
  • J.S. Hayton (b. 1962), New Zealand field assistant in the New Zealand Federated Mountain Clubs Antarctic Expedition, 196263, eponym of Mount Hayton, Antarctica
  • Philip Hayton, British BBC television presenter

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Hayton Historic Events


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Hayton Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. John W Hayton (b. 1919), Scottish Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Carlisle, Cumberland, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Hayton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hayton 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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