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Origins of the Claxton surname

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About the Claxtons

We have a total number of 21936 records for people with the last name Claxton.

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Where do most Claxtons live?

In 1921, most Claxtons lived in East.


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Interesting facts about Claxtons

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 19,600 records for the Claxton surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Claxtons most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Claxton first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Claxtons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Claxtons in 1921
Dressmaker

102

Charwoman

44

General Servant Domestic

44

Laundress

44

Living On Own Means

37

Common Male occupations for Claxtons in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

185

Farm Labourer

112

General Labourer

64

Bricklayer

61

Tailor

49

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