Meaning and Origin of: Aiton

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : habitational name from Ayton in Berwickshire, ‘the settlement on the Eye river’.
  • English : habitational name from a group of places in North Yorkshire called Ayton, from Old English ēa ‘river’ + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘estate’, or from Eyton in Shropshire, named with Old English ēg ‘island’ + tūn ‘settlement’.