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Sexton Family History

Sexton Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a sexton or churchwarden, from Middle English sexteyn ‘sexton’ (Old French secrestein, from Latin sacristanus).Irish (Munster and midlands): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seastnáin ‘descendant of Seastnán, Seasnán’, a personal name meaning ‘bodyguard’, from seasuighim ‘to resist’, ‘to defend’.

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

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289,566 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
32,640 Military Records
16,213 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Sexton Families

  • Number of Sexton families
     185 - 368
     62 - 184
     1 - 61
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sexton families
     335 - 667
     112 - 334
     1 - 111
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sexton families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sexton Family Origin

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Sexton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Sexton

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Sexton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sexton census records

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Sexton Civil War Service Records

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