Clayton Family CrestThe English surname Clayton, also found in Ireland and Scotland, is an habitational name from any of the numerous places, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, and elsewhere, named Clayton, from the Old English terms clag meaning “clay” and  tun meaning “an enclosure, or a settlement.” The first written reference to the name is in 1191 when  Jordan de Claiton is registered in the “Charter Rolls of Yorkshire.” A notable bearer of the name was Charlotte Clayton, later Lady Sundon, and a lady of the bedchamber to Queen Caroline of Brunswick in 1714. She obtained great influence over the German speaking Queen, and controlled court patronage.In the United States today there are approximately 55,000 bearers of the name Clayton. 

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