The origins of the laxtyn name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Laxton.
laxtyn is a habitation
names from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the laxtyn family
The surname laxtyn was first found in Laxton, a small village in the civil parish of Laxton and Moorhouse which dates back to the Domesday Book CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where it was first listed as Laxintone, and probably came from Anglo-Saxon
Leaxingtun, which literally meant "farmstead or estate of the people of a man called Leaxa." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Laxton Castle is a late 11th- or early 12th-century Motte-and-bailey medieval castle located north of the village. Laxton Hall was originally built as a three-gabled brick manor house in the 1400s. Laxton is also a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire
, but this latter village has remained small over the years.
Early History of the laxtyn family
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laxtyn Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name laxtyn were recorded, including Laxton, Laxington, Lexton and others.
Early Notables of the laxtyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the laxtyn family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the laxtyn family emigrate to North America: William Laxon, who arrived at Jamestown, Vermont in 1607; as well as Sarah Laxton, a bonded passenger who came to Maryland in 1741.