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Laxton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Laxton, in East Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, and Northamptonshire. The Northamptonshire place name is formed from an Old English personal name Leaxa + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The other examples were named with Leaxa + -ing- (denoting association with) + tun.

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

Similar surnames: Layton, Claxton, Luxton, Paxton, Saxton, Lawton, Maxton, Axton

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Where is the Laxton family from?

You can see how Laxton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laxton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Laxton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Laxton families living in Tennessee. This was about 50% of all the recorded Laxton's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Laxton families in 1840.
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What did your Laxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Laxton. 27% of Laxton men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Laxton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laxton were Painter and Seamstress.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Laundress
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Laxton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laxton 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Laxton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Laxton. For the veterans among your Laxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laxton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Laxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Laxton in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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