Paxon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Paxon family

The surname Paxon was first found in the ancient county of Berwickshire, now an administrative area of the Scottish Borders region, home of Paxton House, a historic house built between 1758 and 1766. This was the former seat of the Paxton family and is now open to the public as a Partner Gallery of the National Galleries of Scotland. Great Paxton and Little Paxton are villages in the ancient county of Huntingdonshire, now part of Cambridgeshire. Both villages have kept relatively small over the years, but trace back to the Domesday Book where they were listed as Pachstone and literally meant "farmstead of a man called Paecc" from the Old English personal name + tun. [1]

Important Dates for the Paxon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paxon research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1304, 1350, 1400 and 1780 are included under the topic Early Paxon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Paxon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Paxton, Paxson, Paxon and others.

Early Notables of the Paxon family (pre 1700)

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Paxon migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paxon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hugh Paxon, who landed in Maryland in 1668 [2]
  • James Paxon, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [2]
  • William Paxon, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [2]
Paxon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Paxon, who landed in Iowa in 1869 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Paxon (post 1700)

  • L. William "Bill" Paxon (b. 1954), American lobbyist, former Member of the United States House of Representatives from New York (1993-1999)
  • L. William Paxon (b. 1954), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly 147th District, 1983-88; U.S. Representative from New York, 1989-99 [3]
  • Elijah T. Paxon, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Hudson County, 1881-83 [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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