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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


Similar surnames: Luxton, Bufton, Upton, Burton, Luton, Exton, Ruston, Dunton, Broxton

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Where is the Buxton family from?

You can see how Buxton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buxton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buxton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 31 Buxton families living in Massachusetts. This was about 17% of all the recorded Buxton's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Buxton families in 1840.
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What did your Buxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buxton. 17% of Buxton men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Buxton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buxton were Truck Driver 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 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Buxton. For the veterans among your Buxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buxton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Buxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Buxton in 1944 was 23, and 76 in 2004.

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