The Peytot surname is a habitational name for someone from Poitou. This French region was Peitow in Anglo-Norman French.
Early Origins of the Peytot family
The surname Peytot was first found in Warwickshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire at Chesterton.
Early History of the Peytot family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Peytot research.Another 216 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1611, 1510, 1600, 1095, 1110, 1167, 1563, 1455, 1487, 1558, 1624, 1711, 1603, 1612, 1624 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Peytot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Peytot Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Peto, Peyto, Petoe, Peytoe, Petow, Peytow, Petto, Pettoe, Pitto, Pitoe, Pito, Peytoe, Peytot and many more.
Early Notables of the Peytot family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include William Petto (died 1558), English cardinal whose name is variously written Petow, Peytow, and Peytoo. "He was of obscure parentage, simply because his parents are unknown." CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Samuel Petto (1624-1711), was an English divine from... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Peytot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Peytot family to Ireland
Some of the Peytot family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Peytot family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Humphrey Petoe, who came to Maryland in 1670; Thomas Peto, a bonded passenger, who came to Virginia in 1774; and Mary Peto, who settled in New York, NY in 1821..