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Paxson Early Origins



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

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Paxson Spelling Variations


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Paxson Spelling Variations



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

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Paxson Early History


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Paxson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paxson research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1304, 1350 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Paxson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Paxson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paxson 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:

Paxson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Paxson settled in Pennsylvania in 1682 with his wife, three children and his brother Thomas
  • William Paxson settled in Delaware in 1682 with his wife Mary and children
  • Henry Paxson, aged 37, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682
  • James Paxson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • William Paxson, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paxson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Paxson (post 1700)



  • Melanie Deanne Paxson (b. 1972), née Moore, an American actress, perhaps best known for her role as Jaclyn in Cupid
  • James Edward Paxson (1932-2014), American professional gold medalist basketball player
  • Scott M. Paxson (b. 1983), American NFL football defensive tackle
  • Frederic Logan Paxson (1877-1948), American Pulitzer Prize (1925) winning historian
  • Vern Edward Paxson, American Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Christina Hull Paxson (1960-2012), American economist and academic, 19th President of Brown University (2012-)
  • Diana L. Paxson (b. 1943), American author who specializes in Paganism and Heathenism, founder of the The Fellowship of the Spiral Path
  • James Joseph "Jim" Paxson (b. 1957), American retired professional NBA basketball player
  • John MacBeth Paxson (b. 1960), retired American basketball player, current vice president of Basketball Operations for the Chicago Bulls
  • Joseph Paxson, American politician, Mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1930
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Paxson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paxson 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.

This page was last modified on 22 January 2016 at 12:02.

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