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  • Agnes de Peyton (c.1210 - d.)
    Wife of John de Peyton Children    1. Sir John de Peyton,   b. of, Peyton Hall, Boxford, Suffolk, England ,   d. Yes, date unknown   2. Robert de Peyton,   d. Yes, date unknown   3. John de ...
  • Agnes de Peyton (deceased)
    Sir John de Peyton, Knight, had grant of Boxford, Stoke Neyland, etc., 1298; member of Parliament, 1299-1300; made will 29 November 1317, which was probated 26 January 1318. He married unknown, and had...
  • Alice Poythress (c.1600 - 1675)
  • Alice Peyton (Osborne) (c.1562 - 1626)
  • Amy Peyton (1605 - c.1660)

About the Peyton surname

  • The earliest known documentation of the name Peyton: The Little Domesday Book, 1087
  • The name of a place near Ramsholt on the Deben River Estuary in Suffol, earlier known as Peaga's Tum.
  • Tun is a Saxon word meaning house, farm, or enclosed place.
  • Reginald de Peyton , Lord of Peyton Hall was the first to adopt the surname, taking it from the family property as was the custom at that time.