Last name: LEIGHTON

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LEIGHTON : This last name is indexed 74,455 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LEIGHTON : English: habitational name from any of various places called Leighton or Layton. Most as for example those in Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire Cheshire Lancashire and Shropshire are named with Old English lēac ‘leek’ + tūn ‘settlement’ but Layton in Durham derives from Old English ge-lād ‘road’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The English pronunciation of Leighton is usually /lɛ:tən/ or /leitən/ (also spelled Layton and Leaton) but it can also be heard as /laitən/ or as /li:tən/ (also spelled Leaton) and occasionally as /lɛtən/ (spelled Letton).

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