William Leighton

about 1625–September 1666 (Age 41)
Kittery, York, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of William

William Leighton was born about 1625, in Kittery, York, Maine, United States as the son of William Leighton. He married Katherine Frost in June 1656, in Kittery, Yorkshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in September 1666, in his hometown, at the age of 41.

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William Leighton
Katherine Frost
Marriage: June 1656
William Leighton
Elizabeth Leighton
Mary Leighton
Katherine Leighton
John Leighton

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  • Marriage
    June 1656Kittery, Yorkshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Leighton or Layton. Most, as for example those in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, and Shropshire, are named with Old English lēac ‘leek’ + tūn ‘settlement’, but Layton in Durham derives from Old English ge-lād ‘road’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The English pronunciation of Leighton is usually /lɛ:tən/ or /leitən/ (also spelled Layton and Leaton ), but it can also be heard as /laitən/ or as /li:tən/ (also spelled Leaton ), and occasionally as /lɛtən/ (spelled Letton ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    • Leighton in entry for John Leighton, "Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910"

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