Saxton Family History

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Saxton Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, possibly also one in Cambridgeshire, both so named from Old English Seaxe ‘Saxons’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. variant of Sexton 1.

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

Similar surnames: Laxton, Paxton, Salton, Maxton, Harton, Haxton, Dalton, Axton, Auton

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Saxton Family Origin

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Saxton Family Occupations

What did your Saxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Framework Knitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Saxton. The most common Saxton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Saxton's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Saxton family was Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Framework Knitter

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Saxton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Saxton Historical Records

What Saxton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 87,000 census records available for the last name Saxton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saxton 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 Saxton. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Saxton. For the veterans among your Saxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Saxton Life Expectancy

What is the average Saxton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Saxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Saxton in 1944 was 25, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Saxton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Saxton 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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