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Paxton Early Origins



The surname Paxton 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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Paxton Spelling Variations


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Paxton Spelling Variations



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

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Paxton Early History


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Paxton Early History



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

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Paxton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paxton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Paxton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paxton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Paxton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Paxton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Paxton, who landed in Virginia in 1709
  • William Paxton settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1719
  • Charles Paxton settled in Boston with his wife, and servants in 1767

Paxton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Paxton, aged 12, arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Alexander Paxton, aged 9, arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Eleizer Paxton, aged 4, landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • R Paxton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Jean Paxton, who landed in America in 1852

Paxton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Paxton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1851

Paxton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David W. Paxton, aged 18, a blacksmith, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Durham" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paxton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Paxton (post 1700)



  • Gary Sanford Paxton (1939-2016), born Larry Wayne Stevens, an American Grammy and Dove Award winning record producer, recording artist, best known for producing the "Monster Mash"
  • Major-General Alexander Gallatin Paxton (1896-1974), American Commanding General 48th Divison (1948)
  • Cos. Paxton, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 37th District, 1915-16
  • Chester Paxton, American Democrat politician, Chair of Thomas County Democratic Party, 1940
  • Brady Ralph Paxton, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 13th District; Elected 1992, 2010, 2012
  • Billy Paxton, American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives 15th District; Elected 1973
  • Elijah T. Paxton, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1877
  • Erban Paxton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944
  • H. G. Paxton, American politician, Mayor of Georgetown, Kentucky, 1959
  • Harry L. Paxton, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1952
  • ... (Another 20 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. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Paxton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paxton 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.

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