The history of the Luxton family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the region of Laxton.
Luxton 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 Luxton family
The surname Luxton 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 Luxton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Luxton research.Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1240, 1376, 1442, 1544, 1500, 1556 and 1544 are included under the topic Early Luxton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Luxton Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Luxton include Laxton, Laxington, Lexton and others.
Early Notables of the Luxton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Luxton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Luxton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Luxton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CRESSY 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Cressy.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Luxton (post 1700)
- Brigadier Daniel Aston Luxton (b. 1891), Australian Commandant of Training Depots Victoria in 1842 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Daniel Luxton. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Luxton/Daniel_Aston/Australia.html
Historic Events for the Luxton family
- Mr. Denis W A Luxton (b. 1919), English Engine Room Artificer 4th Class serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
- Mr. Frederick Luxton, British Gun Commander, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html