Ruxton Family History

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Ruxton Name Meaning

Scottish (Angus): unexplained. Perhaps a variant of English Roxton, a habitational name from Roxton in Bedfordshire, named from an Old English personal name, Hroc, + dun ‘hill’. dktent; 1881 British census has 332; GFB

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

Similar surnames: Luxton, Buxton, Ruston, Broxton, Dunton, Roston, Luton, Paxton

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Ruxton Family Origin

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Ruxton Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Ruxton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Ruxton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ruxton family was Engineer. Farmer, Carpteur and Clothing Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruxton.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpteur

  • Clothing Store

  • Engineer


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Ruxton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Ruxton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ruxton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ruxton. 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 900 military records available for the last name Ruxton. For the veterans among your Ruxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ruxton Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ruxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ruxton in 1960 was 63, and 80 in 2004.

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