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From Old English dīċ (ditch, trench, moat) + tūn (enclosure; settlement); compare the doublet Ditton.

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Deighton (countable and uncountable, plural Deightons)

  1. (uncountable) A placename:
    1. A small village and civil parish in Hambleton district, North Yorkshire, England (OS grid ref NZ3801).
    2. A small village and civil parish in City of York district, North Yorkshire (OS grid ref SE6244).
    3. A suburban area in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire, England (OS grid ref SE1619).
  2. (countable) A habitational surname, from Old English​.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Deighton is the 60196th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 335 individuals. Deighton is most common among White (95.52%) individuals.

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