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A variant spelling of Deighton.

  • Most of the placenames are derived from the surname; or another place named Dayton, that in turn is derived from the surname.



Proper noun


Dayton (countable and uncountable, plural Daytons)

  1. (countable) A surname.
  2. (uncountable) A placename, from the surname:
    1. A suburb of Perth, Western Australia, Australia; named for Walter Warner Day, a cattle and wine pioneer in the area.
    2. A community of Nova Scotia, Canada.
    3. A number of places in the United States
      1. A town in Alabama.
      2. A city in Idaho.
      3. A town in Indiana.
      4. A city in Iowa; named for the city in Ohio.
      5. A city in Kentucky; named for the city in Ohio.
      6. A town in Maine; named for Thomas Day, who submitted the petition for the area to become a town.
      7. A city in Minnesota; named for founder Lyman Dayton.
      8. A census-designated place in Montana.
      9. A census-designated place in New Jersey; named for Jonathan Dayton.
      10. A town in New York.
      11. A census-designated place in Lyon County, Nevada, United States; named for John Day, a local surveyor.
      12. A city, the county seat of Montgomery County, Ohio; named for Jonathan Dayton, a Constitution signatory and statesman.
      13. A city in Oregon.
      14. A borough of Pennsylvania.
      15. A city, the county seat of Rhea County, Tennessee; named for the city in Ohio.
      16. A city in Texas.
      17. A town in Virginia.
      18. A city, the county seat of Columbia County, Washington; named for Jesse Day.
      19. A place in Wisconsin
        1. A town in Richland County, Wisconsin.
        2. A town in Waupaca County, Wisconsin; named for early settler Lyman Dayton.
      20. A town in Wyoming; named for founder Joe Dayton Thorne.

Derived terms


Further reading

  • Dayton”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.