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Buxton Name Meaning

habitational name from Buxton in Derbyshire, which in Middle English was called Buchestanes, Bucstones (i.e. ‘bowing stones’, from Middle English b(o)ugen, Old English bugan ‘to bow’ + stanes ‘stones’). It is probably named for logan stones in the vicinity. (Logan stones are boulders so poised that they rock at a touch.) less commonly, a habitational name from Buxton in Norfolk, which is named with the genitive case of the Old English personal name Bucc (see Buck 1) + Old English tun ‘settlement’, ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Luxton, Bufton, Upton, Burton, Luton, Exton, Ruston, Dunton, Broxton

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Buxton Family Origin

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Buxton Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Buxton. 2% of Buxton men worked as a General Labourer and 55% of Buxton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buxton were Colliery Hewer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Bricklayer
    1%
  • Dairy Farmer
    1%
  • Colliery Hewer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    55%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Buxton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Buxton. For the veterans among your Buxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buxton Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Buxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Buxton in 1944 was 23, and 76 in 2004.

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