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Croxton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, and Staffordshire named Croxton, from the Old Scandinavian personal name Krókr (see Crook 1) or an Old English word croc ‘nook’ + Old English tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Crofton, Broxton, Croston, Colton, Claxton, Rowton, Cotton, Braxton

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Where is the Croxton family from?

You can see how Croxton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Croxton family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Croxton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Croxton families living in Virginia. This was about 41% of all the recorded Croxton's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Croxton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Croxton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Croxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Croxton. 34% of Croxton men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Croxton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Croxton were Farm Laborer 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
    34%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Croxton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Croxton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 738 immigration records available for the last name Croxton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Croxton. For the veterans among your Croxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Croxton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Croxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Croxton in 1943 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

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