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Origin and popularity of the name PAYTON


Payton : 1: English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from Peyton in Ramsholt (Suffolk) derived from the Old English personal name Pǣga + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’.2: Irish (mainly County Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Peatáin ‘descendant of Peatán’ a pet form of the personal name Pádraig (see Patrick). Outside County Donegal the name is apparently mainly of English origin (see 1 above).

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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