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From Middle English Claytone, Cleyton, from Old English clǣġ (clay) + Old English tūn (enclosure, settlement; town).


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  1. A city in Missouri; the county seat of St. Louis County; named for landowner Ralph Clayton.
  2. A suburb of Melbourne, Victoria; named for proprietor John Hughes Clark.
  3. A city in Ohio; named for John Clayton, a War of 1812 veteran.
  4. A city in California; named for founder Joel Henry Clayton.
  5. A town in North Carolina.
  6. A village in West Yorkshire.
  7. A borough of New Jersey.
  8. A suburb of Manchester, England; named for the Clayton family which owned land nearby.
  9. A town and village in New York; named for lawyer and politician John M. Clayton.
  10. A suburb of Newcastle-upon-Lyme, Staffordshire.
  11. A town in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.
  12. A town in Alabama; the county seat of Barbour County; named for Georgia jurist and congressman Augustin Smith Clayton.
  13. A town in New Mexico; the county seat of Union County; named for Clayton Dorsey, son of Arkansas statesman Stephen Wallace Dorsey.
  14. A town in Delaware; named for John M. Clayton.
  15. A city in Georgia, United States; the county seat of Rabun County, named for Augustin Smith Clayton.
  16. A town in Oklahoma; named for the city in Missouri.
  17. A town in Indiana; named for Kentucky statesman Henry Clay.
  18. A town in Crawford County, Wisconsin.
  19. A town in Louisiana.
  20. A village in Illinois; named for Henry Clay.
  21. A town and village Polk County, Wisconsin; named for Clayton Rogers, the foreman of the town's sawmill.
  22. A village in Michigan.
  23. A village in South Yorkshire.
  24. A village in West Sussex.
  25. A city in Kansas; named for the clay in the area.
  26. A city in Iowa.
  27. A city in Idaho; named for early settler Clayton Smith.
  28. A habitational surname​.
  29. A male given name transferred from the surname.

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