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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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Buxton Family Origin

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Buxton Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Buxton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Buxton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Buxton family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buxton.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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Buxton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Buxton Life Expectancy

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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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