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The name Thaxter finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person who worked as the thatcher. This surname was a derivative of the Old English word paeccan which literally meant to cover. The meaning later changed and referred to the task of thatching roofs.

Thaxter Early Origins



The surname Thaxter was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Conquest in 1066.

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Thaxter Spelling Variations


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Thaxter Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Thaxter has been recorded under many different variations, including Thatcher, Thacker, Thaxter and others.

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Thaxter Early History


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Thaxter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thaxter research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1536, 1565 and 1558 are included under the topic Early Thaxter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thaxter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thaxter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thaxter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thaxter In Ireland


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Thaxter In Ireland



Some of the Thaxter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Thaxter or a variant listed above:

Thaxter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Thaxter, who settled in Hingham in 1630
  • Thomas Thaxter, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1638
  • John Thaxter, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1666

Thaxter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel and Mary Thaxter and their five children, who all settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1820
  • M Thaxter, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thaxter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thaxter (post 1700)



  • Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835-1894), American writer of poetry and stories, her house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986
  • Phyllis St. Felix Thaxter (1919-2012), American actress
  • Roland Thaxter (1858-1932), American mycologist, editor of the journal Annals of Botany from 1907 to 1932
  • John Thaxter (1927-2012), British theatre critic, member of the London Critics' Circle

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Thaxter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thaxter 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 15 March 2016 at 08:03.

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