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Claxon Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Clac (see Clack).

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


Similar surnames: Claxton, Axon, Clayson, Caron, Cason, Laxton, Caton, Claman, Clare

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Where is the Claxon family from?

You can see how Claxon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Claxon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Claxon families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Claxon family living in Nova Scotia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Claxon's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Claxon families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Claxon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Claxon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Claxon. 45% of Claxon men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
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What Claxon family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Claxon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Claxon 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 169 immigration records available for the last name Claxon. 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 297 military records available for the last name Claxon. For the veterans among your Claxon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Claxon lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Claxon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Claxon in 1964 was 77, and 89 in 2004.

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