Luxton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 [1] 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." [2] 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.

Important Dates for the Luxton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Luxton research. Another 84 words (6 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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Luxton migration to Australia

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

Luxton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Luxton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847 [3]
  • Mr. James Luxton, (b. 1820), aged 32, Cornish smith departing from Plymouth on 15th July 1852 aboard the ship "Apolline" arriving in Melbourne, Australia on 23rd October 1852 [4]
  • Mrs. Mary Luxton, (b. 1828), aged 24, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 15th July 1852 aboard the ship "Apolline" arriving in Melbourne, Australia on 23rd October 1852 [4]
  • Mr. Thomas Luxton, (b. 1851), aged 1, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 15th July 1852 aboard the ship "Apolline" arriving in Melbourne, Australia on 23rd October 1852 [4]
  • Miss Elizabeth Luxton, (b. 1852), aged Infant, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 15th July 1852 aboard the ship "Apolline" arriving in Melbourne, Australia on 23rd October 1852 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Luxton (post 1700)

  • Brigadier Daniel Aston Luxton (b. 1891), Australian Commandant of Training Depots Victoria in 1842 [5]

Historic Events for the Luxton family

HMS Hood
  • 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 [6]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Frederick Luxton, British Gun Commander, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [7]

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CRESSY 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Cressy.htm
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Daniel Luxton. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Luxton/Daniel_Aston/Australia.html
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
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