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Origin Of The Surname Layton

Meaning Of The Surname Layton

From the Town by the Small Stream

Interesting Facts About Layton

Layton is a locational surname coming from any of the places so-called or similarly spelled across Britain. Locational surnames were traditionally given to someone who had moved away to a new area, whereby they were assigned the name of their original home as a surname to differentiate them from the other townspeople. The place name itself was originally ‘Latun’, made up of the Old English elements ‘lad’ referring to a small stream and ‘tun’ meaning a town.

Layton Statistics

Layton is the number 1770 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 6,124 share the surname Layton in the UK.

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