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The ancestry of the name Jayton dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the area of Cheshire that was referred to as the hill of Gaega, Gaega being an Anglo-Saxon personal name. Jayton 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.

Jayton Early Origins



The surname Jayton 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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Jayton Early History


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Jayton Early History



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

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Jayton Spelling Variations


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Jayton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Jayton have been found, including Gayton, Gaydon, Gaytun, Gaton and others.

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Jayton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jayton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Jayton, or a variant listed above: Richard Gayton settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants; Roger Gayton arrived in Maryland in 1774.

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