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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Claxton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Claxton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Claxton Family Origin

Where is the Claxton family from?

Claxton Family Occupations

What did your Claxton ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Merchant

  • Servant

  • Baker

  • Baker And Confectioner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Claxton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Claxton Historical Records

What Claxton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Claxton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Claxton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Claxton. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Claxton. For the veterans among your Claxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Claxton Life Expectancy

What is the average Claxton lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Claxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Claxton in 1948 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Claxton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Claxton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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