Meaning and Origin of: Payton

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Warrior's estate

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English (mainly West Midlands) : habitational name from Peyton in Sussex, named the Old English personal name Pǣga + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, or from some other place similarly named. Peyton in Essex has probably not contributed; it has a quite different early etymology, and even in the 16th century it was still Pakenho or Patenhall.
  • 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).