Leighton Surname History
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Leighton Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Leighton can be difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Leighton may be in dispute as result of whether the name came about organically and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of names that are based on a profession, which can come into being in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).
Leighton Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Leighton come may come from a trade, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these craft-based family names may be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is essential to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many western names like Leighton originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. In many cases these names relate to a religious phrase such as "From the ash tree".
Leighton Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Leighton were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Leighton. Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Leighton family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Last names like Leighton vary in their spelling as they travel across tribes, family lines, and eras across time.
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Leighton Family Tree
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- Thomas Leighton
- Sir Edward Leighton
- Rebecca Leighton
- Anne St. Leighton John 1595 - 1628
- Robert Leighton 1570 - 1672
- Anne Robert Devereux Leighton ? - 1620
- Elizabeth Elizabeth Leighton Small 1634 - 1712
- Edward Leighton
- Thomas Leighton, Sr. 1604 - 1672
- Elizabeth Leighton Scriven 1523 - 1606