The Scottish and English surname Seaton is of habitational origin. The name is derived from any of the various places so called. A Scottish place of this name near Longniddry is so named because it was held from the 12th century by a Norman family de Sey, from Say in Indre. Other places of this name, for example those in Cumbria, Devon, County Durham, Northumbria, and Yorkshire, are mostly named with Old English s? ‘sea’, ‘lake’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The name Seaton is first recorded in Scotland in East Lothian where the Seaton family were granted lands by Earl David, King of Scotland in the 12th Century.
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