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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

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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

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Paxton Historical Records

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Paxton Life Expectancy

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