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Sexton Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a sexton or churchwarden, from Middle English sexteyn ‘sexton’ (Old French secrestein, from Latin sacristanus). Irish (Munster and midlands): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seastnáin ‘descendant of Seastnán, Seasnán’, a personal name meaning ‘bodyguard’, from seasuighim ‘to resist’, ‘to defend’.

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


Similar surnames: Seaton, Exton, Saxton, Luxton, Sefton, Buxton, Setton, Elton, Paxton

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Sexton Family Origin

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Sexton Family Occupations

What did your Sexton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sexton family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sexton. The most common Sexton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Sexton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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Sexton Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Sexton ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Sexton Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Sexton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sexton in 1942 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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United States

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