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Paxton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Northumberland (Paston in Kirknewton) or Huntingdonshire (Paxton). The former probably derives from an Old English personal name Pælloc + Old English tūn ‘farmstead estate’. The placename Paxton in Huntingdonshire is probably from Old English pearroc ‘enclosure paddock’ or perhaps from an Old English personal name Pæcc + tūn.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Laxton, Payton, Saxton, Maxton, Panton, Parton, Axton, Haxton, Marton

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Where is the Paxton family from?

You can see how Paxton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paxton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Paxton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 55 Paxton families living in Ontario. This was about 43% of all the recorded Paxton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Paxton families in 1911.
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What did your Paxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Paxton. 45% of Paxton men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Paxton women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paxton were Labourer and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
  • Sister
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Paxton. 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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There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Paxton. For the veterans among your Paxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paxton lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Paxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Paxton in 1946 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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