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Saxon Surname Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Saxton . Americanized form of Estonian Suurhans ‘big Hans’ (see Hans ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Axon, Saxton, Cason, Moxon, Saxby, Savin, Sion, Mixon, Mazon, Wason

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Where is the Saxon family from?

You can see how Saxon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saxon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Saxon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 630 Saxon families living in Lancashire. This was about 57% of all the recorded Saxon's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Saxon families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Saxon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Saxon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Saxon. 16% of Saxon men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Saxon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saxon were Bricklayer and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Painter decorator
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife
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What Saxon family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Saxon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saxon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Saxon. 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 Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Saxon. For the veterans among your Saxon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saxon lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Saxon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Saxon in 1944 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

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