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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

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79,360 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,767 Military Records
4,483 Immigration Records
53,553 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Claxton Families

  • Number of Claxton families
     29 - 56
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Claxton families
     341 - 679
     114 - 340
     1 - 113
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Claxton families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Claxton census records

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Claxton Family Origin

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Claxton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Claxton

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Claxton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Claxton census records

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Claxton Civil War Service Records

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