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Paxton Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from places in the former county of Berwickshire and in Cambridgeshire, so named from the Old English personal name Pæcc + tun ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Laxton, Payton, Saxton, Maxton, Panton, Parton, Axton, Haxton, Marton

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Paxton Family Origin

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Paxton Family Occupations

What did your Paxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Paxton family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paxton. The most common Paxton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Paxton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Paxton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Paxton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paxton 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 Paxton. 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 Paxton. For the veterans among your Paxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paxton Life Expectancy

What is the average Paxton lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Paxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Paxton in 1946 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paxton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paxton 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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