Claxton Family History

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Claxton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Claxton, for example in County Durham, Norfolk, and North Yorkshire, probably from the Old Norse personal name Klakkr (see Clack) or possibly from Old English clacc ‘hill’ + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Laxton, Clayton, Clanton, Caton, Catton, Caston, Cayton, Layton

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Claxton Family Origin

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Claxton Family Occupations

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  • Merchant

    20%
  • Servant

    13%
  • Baker

    7%
  • Baker And Confectioner

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Claxton family was Baker And Confectioner. Merchant, Servant and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Claxton. The most common Claxton occupation in Canada was Merchant. 20% of Claxton's were Merchants.

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Claxton Historical Records

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Claxton Life Expectancy

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