Dayton
Origin/Usage
English
Pronunciation
DAY-tən
Meaning
A settlement surrounded by a moat
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Dayton is a locational name and was taken by people from any or all of the villages by the name of Deighton. The name Deighton itself is derived from the Old English words “dic” which means 'a pike or moat' and “tun” which means 'a settlement or enclosure'.

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