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Origin and Meaning of Paxson

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  • According to a user from Illinois, United States, the name Paxson means "Son of peace".
  • According to a user from Virginia, United States, the name Paxson is of English origin and means "Gift of God".
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Paxson

John Paxson is a basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls. His career lasted from 1983 to 1994. John was born on September 29th, 1960 in Dayton, Ohio.


Melanie Paxson is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1990. Melanie was given the name Melanie Deanne Moore on September 26th, 1972 in Champaign, Illinois, U.S. Melanie is also known as Moore and Melanie Deanne.


Jim Paxson is a basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers and Boston Celtics. He was most prominent from 1979 to 1990. Jim was born on July 9th, 1957 in Kettering, Ohio.


Christina Paxson is a President of Brown University. Christina was born on February 6th, 1960.


Diana L. Paxson is a writer.


E.S. Paxson was a in the field of painting. E.S. was born on April 25th, 1852. He died on September 9th, 1919.


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Popularity of Paxson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Paxson U.S.
  White 90.95% 64.26%
  African American 0.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.91% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Paxson

People with the last name Paxson are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Paxson

  • How Popular is the name Paxson? Paxson is the 21,544th most popular name of all time. As a last name Paxson was the 11,942nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Paxson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 305 babies born with the first name Paxson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Paxson to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Paxson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Paxson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Paxson is Friday, February 19th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Paxson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Paxson was in 2012 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Random Paxson Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Paxson ranks 88th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 13 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Paxson: Your name in reverse order is Nosxap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Spoxan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Paxson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,618 people with the last name Paxson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Paxson? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Paxson as their last name since less than 1 person in 112k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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