Buxton Family History
Buxton Name Meaning
English:: 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 būgan ‘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 ) + Old English tūn ‘settlement enclosure’. occasionally perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Bucston representing either an unrecorded Old English Bucstān or alternatively an unrecorded Old English Burgstān with early loss of r.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022