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Thaxton Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): habitational name from Theakston in North Yorkshire, named with an Old English personal name Theodes + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Claxton, Laxton, Harton, Braxton, Talton, Paxton, Hatton, Tatton

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Thaxton Family Origin

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Thaxton Family Occupations

What did your Thaxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Railway Guard, Ag Labourer and Brewers Drayman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thaxton. A less common occupation for the Thaxton family was Brewers Laborer. The most common Thaxton occupation in the UK was Railway Guard. 14% of Thaxton's were Railway Guards.

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  • Railway Guard

    14%
  • Ag Labourer

    7%
  • Brewers Drayman

    7%
  • Brewers Laborer

    7%

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

Thaxton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Thaxton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thaxton 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Thaxton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Thaxton. For the veterans among your Thaxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thaxton Life Expectancy

What is the average Thaxton lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Thaxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Thaxton in 1947 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thaxton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thaxton 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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