Meaning and Origin of: Layton

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : One from the meadow farm
  • English : Meadow, farm

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Lancashire (near Blackpool) and in North Yorkshire. The former was named in Old English as ‘settlement by the watercourse’, from Old English lād ‘watercourse’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter as ‘leek enclosure’ or ‘herb garden’, from lēac ‘leek’ + tūn. Compare Leighton.