Last name origins & meanings:
- 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).
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