Research shows that the family name Eaton has been around since the eleventh century. Eaton is a Anglo-Saxon occupational last name of old French origins. First documented evidence of the surname dates to the county of Cambridgeshire in 1432.
Eaton is currently at number 1899 of the UK's most common surnames. Throughout the world there are around 57159 people with this last name. The nineteen eleven census carried out by H.M. Treasury for the United Kingdom shows the largest number of Eaton's in the county of Hampshire. An early 20th century Eaton was noted as liking a drink after police allegedly threw him out of no less than four taverns in one evening. In 1888 a man named Barry Eaton was jailed for misbehaviour. 97