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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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Loxton Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Loxton Spelling Variations


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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.

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Loxton Early History


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Loxton Early History



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Loxton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Loxton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loxton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Albert R. Loxton, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • Albert Richard Loxton, aged 26, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Grace Loxton, aged 23, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • Alfred Loxton, aged 2, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • William Charles Loxton, aged 1, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Loxton (post 1700)


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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.)

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  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)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Loxton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loxton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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