Claxton Family History

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Claxton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Claxton, for example in County Durham, Norfolk, and North Yorkshire, probably from the Old Norse personal name Klakkr (see Clack) or possibly from Old English clacc ‘hill’ + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Laxton, Clayton, Clanton, Caton, Catton, Caston, Cayton, Layton

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Claxton Family Origin

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Claxton Family Occupations

What did your Claxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Claxton. 4% of Claxton men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Claxton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Claxton were Horseman On Farm and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    4%
  • Bricklayer
    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    2%
  • Horseman On Farm
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    51%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%

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

Claxton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Claxton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Claxton 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Claxton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Claxton. For the veterans among your Claxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Claxton Life Expectancy

What is the average Claxton lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Claxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Claxton in 1948 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Claxton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Claxton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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