D names, English, Male, Old English, Place names, Surname names

Dayton

Dayton comes from an English surname, a locational surname made up from Old English elements  dic (ditch, dike) and tun (enclosure, settlement) meaning “settlement by the ditch” or “settlement surrounded by a dike”, originally referring to someone who lived near such a place.

Origin: Old English

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Variants:

  • Deighton
  • Deaton
  • Dyton

 

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