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Gaydon Surname History

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Gaydon arrived in North America very early: Richard Gayton settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants; Roger Gayton arrived in Maryland in 1774.

Gaydon Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling.

Gaydon Meaning & Etymology

The name Gaydon first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the area of Cheshire that was referred to as the hill of Gaega, Gaega being an Anglo-Saxon personal name. Gaydon is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Gaydon Life Expectancy

According to our database of 131 people with the last name Gaydon that have a birth and death date listed:

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Most Common Gaydon First Names

According to our database of 485 people with the last name Gaydon that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • Jean 11.3%
  • Claude 4.5%
  • Marie 4.3%
  • James 3.5%
  • Joseph 2.9%
  • Pierre 1.9%
  • Benoit 1.4%
  • Albert 1.4%
  • Antoine 1.4%
  • William 1.2%
  • Louis 1.2%
  • Philibert 1.2%
  • Louise 1.2%
  • John 1.0%
  • Jeanne 1.0%
  • Gabriel 1.0%
  • Fran‡ois 1.0%
  • Frederick 1.0%
  • François 0.8%
  • Jacques 0.8%
  • Charles 0.8%
  • Claudine 0.8%
  • Margaret 0.8%
  • Mary 0.8%
  • Camille 0.8%
  • Victor 0.8%
  • Robert 0.6%
  • Jules 0.6%
  • George 0.6%
  • Hollis 0.6%
  • Henry 0.6%
  • Catherine 0.6%
  • Godfrey 0.6%
  • J 0.6%
  • Cecilia 0.6%
  • Norma 0.6%
  • Velma 0.4%
  • Francisque 0.4%
  • Eugène 0.4%
  • Fredrick 0.4%
  • Anne 0.4%
  • Cadbury 0.4%
  • Eileen 0.4%
  • Thomas 0.4%
  • Ethel 0.4%
  • Gaydon 0.4%
  • Harold 0.4%
  • Alan 0.4%
  • Carl 0.4%
  • Andr‚ 0.4%

Gaydon Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

The spelling variations under which the name Gaydon has appeared include Gayton, Gaydon, Gaytun, Gaton and others.

Last names similar to Gaydon

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