Loxton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Loxton family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Lockton, which was the name of a chapelry in the parish of Middleton, in North Riding of Yorkshire. The place-name Lockton is derived from the Old English word loc(a), which means enclosure. In Old English, this word took on the additional meaning of a bridge. The second part of the place-name ton is derived from the Old English word tun, which means settlement or village. [1]

Early Origins of the Loxton family

The surname Loxton was first found in the North Riding of Yorkshire at Lockton, a small village and civil parish in the Ryedale district that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Locheton, part of the King's land and the under-tenant from whom this family name is conjecturally descended remains a mystery but was probably one of the King's favorites. [2]

Early History of the Loxton family

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Loxton Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Lockton, Lokton, Lockston, Loxton, Loketon, Locktone, Lockten and many more.

Early Notables of the Loxton family (pre 1700)

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Australia Loxton migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Loxton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Loxton, (b. 1818), aged 21, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for 10 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Canton" on 20th September 1839, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • Albert R. Loxton, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin" [4]
  • Albert Richard Loxton, aged 26, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849 [4]
  • Elizabeth Grace Loxton, aged 23, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849 [4]
  • Alfred Loxton, aged 2, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Loxton (post 1700) +

  • Samuel Loxton (1857-1922), English illustrator and artist
  • Kenneth "Ken" Loxton (b. 1947), English retired professional rugby league footballer
  • Bruce Hamilton Loxton (1924-2006), Australian naval officer, naval historian
  • Howard Loxton (b. 1934), British theatre critic and writer
  • Alan Hamilton Loxton (1920-2004), Australian President of the Law Society of New South Wales
  • Wing Commander Wilfrid William "Bill" Loxton (1909-1992), British Royal Air Force pilot during the Battle of Britain
  • Daniel Loxton, Canadian writer, illustrator, and skeptic; editor of Junior Skeptic magazine
  • David R. Loxton (1943-1989), Canadian-born, producer of documentaries and other programs for public television in the USA
  • James Loxton (b. 1990), German-born, Welsh Rugby union player
  • Edward James Loxton KC (1864-1935), Australian politician, Member for Ryde, New South Wales (1920-1925)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/canton
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm


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