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Thaxton Early Origins



The surname Thaxton was first found in North Yorkshire at Theakston, a village and civil parish in the Hambleton district which is sometimes spelt Theakstone. Relatively small over the years, the village dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Eston. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Later in 1157, the village was named Thekeston and probably meant "farmstead or village of a man called Theodec," from the Old English personal name + "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the village and lands of Theakston, held by Robert, Count Alan's man, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Thaxton Spelling Variations


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Thaxton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Theackston, Theaxton, Thexton, Theakston, Thaxton, Thackston, Theakstone, Thekston, Thakston and many more.

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Thaxton Early History


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Thaxton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thaxton research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1619 and 1603 are included under the topic Early Thaxton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thaxton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thaxton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thaxton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thaxton (post 1700)



  • Charles B. Thaxton (b. 1939), American author and Fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture
  • Lloyd Thaxton (1927-2008), American writer, television producer, best known for his Lloyd Thaxton Show
  • Jonathan "Jon" Thaxton (b. 1974), English former professional lightweight boxer
  • David Thaxton (b. 1982), Welsh musical theatre and opera performer

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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. 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. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. 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. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Thaxton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thaxton 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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