Meaning and Origin of Clayton - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Clayton

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Born of the earth
  • German : Adhere

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : habitational name from any of the numerous places, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, and elsewhere, named Clayton, from Old English clǣg ‘clay’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.