Early Origins of the Paxston family
The surname Paxston 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
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Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Paxston family
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Paxston Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Paxston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Paxston family to Ireland
Some of the Paxston family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Paxston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 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.