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Buxton Family History

Buxton Name Meaning
habitational name from Buxton in Derbyshire, which in Middle English was called Buchestanes, Bucstones (i.e. ‘bowing stones’, from Middle English b(o)ugen, Old English bugan ‘to bow’ + stanes ‘stones’). It is probably named for logan stones in the vicinity. (Logan stones are boulders so poised that they rock at a touch.less commonly, a habitational name from Buxton in Norfolk, which is named with the genitive case of the Old English personal name Bucc (see Buck 1) + Old English tun ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’.

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

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Name Distribution of Buxton Families

  • Number of Buxton families
     54 - 106
     19 - 53
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Buxton families
     459 - 916
     154 - 458
     1 - 153
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Buxton families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Buxton Family Origin

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Buxton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Buxton

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Buxton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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