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Claxton Family History

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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Where is the Claxton family from?

You can see how Claxton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Claxton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Claxton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 39 Claxton families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Claxton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Claxton families in 1911.
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What did your Claxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Claxton. 25% of Claxton men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Claxton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Claxton were Labourer and Teacher.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Gardener
    20%
  • Student
    20%
  • Labourer
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Teacher
    50%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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