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Axton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Axton in Kent, named from the Old English personal name Acca + Old English stan ‘stone’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Aston, Alton, Exton, Axon, Aiton, Laxton, Paxton, Auton, Acton, Oxton

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Where is the Axton family from?

You can see how Axton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Axton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Axton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Axton families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Axton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Axton families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Axton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Axton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Axton. 34% of Axton men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Axton women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Axton were Farm Operator and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farm Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Waitress
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Axton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Axton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Axton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Axton. For the veterans among your Axton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Axton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Axton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Axton in 1945 was 23, and 76 in 2004.

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