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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Cayton

Historical Forms

  • Caitun(e), Caimton(a) 1086 DB
  • Chaituna a.1087 Whitby
  • Caiton(a), Kaiton(a), Cayton, Kayton 12 Dodsvii.146


'Cæga's farm' v. tun . For the OE  pers. name Cǣga v. IPN 180 and PN BedsHu 15, 147. Cf. also Cayton (YWR), Caitun etc. 12 YCh (passim ).

Places in the same Parish