Early Origins of the Theaxton family
The surname Theaxton 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. 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." 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.
Early History of the Theaxton family
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Theaxton Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Theackston, Theaxton, Thexton, Theakston, Thaxton, Thackston, Theakstone, Thekston, Thakston and many more.
Early Notables of the Theaxton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Theaxton family to the New World and Oceana
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..