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Peyton Surname Origin
Assumed by the proprietors of Peyton, a small town near Boxford, in Suffolk, England. They were descendants of William Mallet, one of the favorites of William the Conqueror.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Peyton Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Peyton Family History Thought:
'It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.' -- Plutarch