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Ruxton Name Meaning

Scottish (Angus): unexplained. Perhaps a variant of EnglishnRoxton, a habitational name from Roxton in Bedfordshire, namednfrom an Old English personal name, Hroc, + dunn‘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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Where is the Ruxton family from?

You can see how Ruxton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ruxton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ruxton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Ruxton families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Ruxton's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Ruxton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ruxton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ruxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ruxton. 46% of Ruxton men worked as a Farmer and 64% of Ruxton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ruxton were Painter and Cook.

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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
    46%
  • Operator
    13%
  • Partner
    9%
  • Painter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    64%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Cook
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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What is the average Ruxton lifespan?

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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