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Buxton Name Meaning

habitational name from Buxton in Derbyshire, which in Middle English was called Buchestanes, Bucstones (i.e. ‘bowing stones’, from Middle English b(o)ugen, Old English bugan ‘to bow’ + stanes ‘stones’). It is probably named for logan stones in the vicinity. (Logan stones are boulders so poised that they rock at a touch.) less commonly, a habitational name from Buxton in Norfolk, which is named with the genitive case of the Old English personal name Bucc (see Buck 1) + Old English tun ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Luxton, Bufton, Upton, Burton, Luton, Exton, Ruston, Dunton, Broxton

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Buxton Family Origin

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Buxton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Engineer

    8%
  • Factory Hand

    8%

In 1881, the most common Buxton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 17% of Buxton's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buxton. A less common occupation for the Buxton family was Factory Hand.

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