When the ancestors of the Peytons family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Sussex
, at Peyton, a small town near Boxford from whence their name derives.
Early Origins of the Peytons family
The surname Peytons was first found in Suffolk
where "the Peytons have a common descent with the Uffords, afterwards Earls of Suffolk
, from the great Baron
William Mallet, who came hither at the Conquest. The first of the family who assumed the surname was Reginald de Peyton, lord of Peyton in the parish of Boxford, co. Suffolk, in which county, at Isleham, in later centuries, his descendants were very eminent. In medieval charters, this surname was latinized De Pavilliano and Pietonus." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. CITATION[CLOSE]
Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
Later some of the family were found at Doddington in Cambridgeshire
. " The manor was one of the ancient estates of the church of Ely, and was alienated by Bishop Heton to the crown in 1600; it soon afterwards became the property of the Peytons, who appear to have been settled here nearly a century before, as lessees of the bishop. John Peyton was created a Baronet
in 1660, and dying without issue, his next brother, Algernon, was advanced to the same dignity in 1666. The title again becoming extinct in 1771, on the death of Sir Thomas Peyton, who was the last male heir of the family, Henry Dashwood, Esq., whose father had married a daughter of Sir Sewster Peyton, succeeded to the estate, took the name of Peyton by act of parliament, and was created a baronet in 1776." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
There is a small chapelry named Peyton in Devon
in the parish and hundred
of Bampton, union of Tiverton and this may be a later branch of the family.
Early History of the Peytons family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peytons research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1544, 1630, 1623, 1613, 1684, 1640, 1644, 1661, 1679, 1657, 1621 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Peytons History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Peytons Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Peytons has been recorded under many different variations, including Peyton, Payton and others.
Early Notables of the Peytons family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Peyton (1544-1630), English soldier and Governor of Jersey; Sir Samuel Peyton, 1st Baronet
, of Knowlton, Kent
, (d. 1623); his son, Sir Thomas Peyton, 2nd Baronet
(1613-1684), an English politician, Member of Parliament for... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peytons Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Peytons family to Ireland
Some of the Peytons family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Peytons family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Peytonss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Henry Payton, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Robert Payton, who came to Virginia in 1634; Peter Payton, who settled in Virginia in 1636; George Peyton settled in Virginia in 1748.
The Peytons Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Patior, potior
Motto Translation: I endure, I enjoy