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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 Variants: Deighton Deaton Dyton