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Origins of the Laynton surname

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About the Layntons

We have a total number of 242 records for people with the last name Laynton.

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Where do most Layntons live?

In 1921, most Layntons lived in West Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Layntons

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We have 239 records for the Laynton surname. The oldest one dates back to 1841.

Who were Layntons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Laynton first names?

  • John
  • Thomas
  • Sarah
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Layntons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Layntons in 1921


Painter Pots


Agricultural Labourers Widow


Apptce Dress Maker


Cook Domestic


Common Male occupations for Layntons in 1921
Agricultural Labourer






Potters Printer


Potters Warehouseman


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