Paxton Family History

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Paxton Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from places in the former county of Berwickshire and in Cambridgeshire, so named from the Old English personal name Pæcc + tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Laxton, Payton, Saxton, Maxton, Panton, Parton, Axton, Haxton, Marton

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Paxton Family Origin

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Paxton Family Occupations

What did your Paxton 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 Paxton. 3% of Paxton men worked as a General Labourer and 54% of Paxton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paxton were Builders Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated

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

Paxton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Paxton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paxton 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Paxton. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Paxton. For the veterans among your Paxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paxton Life Expectancy

What is the average Paxton lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Paxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Paxton in 1946 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paxton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paxton 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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