Laxton Family History

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Laxton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Laxton, in East Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, and Northamptonshire. The Northamptonshire place name is formed from an Old English personal name Leaxa + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The other examples were named with Leaxa + -ing- (denoting association with) + tun.

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


Similar surnames: Layton, Claxton, Luxton, Paxton, Saxton, Lawton, Maxton, Axton

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Laxton Family Origin

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Laxton Family Occupations

What did your Laxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Cashier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Laxton. 20% of Laxton men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Laxton women worked as a Cashier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laxton were Income and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Income
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cashier
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Domestic
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Laxton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Laxton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laxton 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Laxton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Laxton. For the veterans among your Laxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laxton Life Expectancy

What is the average Laxton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Laxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Laxton in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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