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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Saxton is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village of Saxton in the West Riding of Yorkshire. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English Seaxe tun which literally means Saxon village.

Saxton Early Origins



The surname Saxton was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Saxton Spelling Variations


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Saxton Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Saxton has been spelled many different ways, including Saxton, Saxon, Sefton, Sephton, Septon, Sexton and others.

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Saxton Early History


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Saxton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saxton research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1540 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Saxton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Saxton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Saxton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saxton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Saxton In Ireland


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Saxton In Ireland



Some of the Saxton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Saxtons to arrive in North America:

Saxton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Giles Saxton, who came to Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • Giles Saxton, who landed in New England in 1630
  • Thomas Saxton, who settled in Boston in 1635
  • Robert Saxton, who landed in Virginia in 1665

Saxton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Saxton, a "transportee from a London workhouse" who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Edmund Saxton, who arrived in Georgia in 1735

Saxton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sir Charles Saxton, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina aged 50 in 1820
  • Denis, Henry, John and William Saxton, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870
  • George Saxton, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1849
  • Edward Saxton, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • William Saxton, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Saxton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Saxton U.E. who settled in St. Mary's, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Timothy Saxton U.E. who settled in St. Mary's, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Saxton U.E. who settled in St. Mary's, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Saxton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Saxton, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • John Saxton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm

Saxton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Waring Saxton, aged 35, a minister, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Mary Saxton, aged 21, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Clifford Saxton arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Lucy Saxton, aged 23, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • John Waring Saxton, aged 34, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Saxton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Saxton (post 1700)



  • Mark Saxton (1914-1988), American author and editor
  • Alexander Plaisted Saxton (1919-2012), American historian, novelist, and university professor, best known as the author of Indispensable Enemy (1975)
  • Joseph Saxton (1799-1873), American inventor, inventor of a machine for cutting the teeth of marine chronometer wheels, and an escapement and compensating pendulum for clocks
  • Ronald L. Saxton (b. 1954), American politician from Oregon
  • Rufus Saxton (1824-1908), American general, Medal of Honor recipient
  • Hugh James 'Jim" Saxton (b. 1943), American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey
  • Robert "Bobby" Saxton (b. 1943), English former footballer, manager and coach
  • Andrew Saxton (b. 1964), Canadian politician from North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Robert Saxton (b. 1953), British composer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Saxton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saxton 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 3 December 2016 at 13:53.

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