Maxton Family History

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Maxton Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place so called in Roxburghshire (Borders), named as the ‘settlement (tun) of Maccus’. There is also a place of this name in Kent, England, but it does not seem to have given rise to a surname.

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


Similar surnames: Laxton, Paxton, Marton, Manton, Saxton, Haxton, Banton, Axton, Milton

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Maxton Family Origin

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Maxton Family Occupations

What did your Maxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Maxton family was Keeping House. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maxton. The most common Maxton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Maxton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Maxton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Maxton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Maxton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maxton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Maxton. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Maxton. For the veterans among your Maxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maxton Life Expectancy

What is the average Maxton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Maxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Maxton in 1962 was 73, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maxton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maxton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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