Paxton

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19k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Paxton

"Paxton" is a name of English origin, and it means "From Pacc's town". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. English architect (1801-1865)
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  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Paxton

Paxton Lynch is a football player. Paxton was born on February 12th, 1994 in San Antonio.

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Paxton Whitehead is an actor. Paxton was born on October 17th, 1937 in East Malling, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Paxton Crawford is a baseball player. Paxton was born on August 4th, 1977 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Paxton Schulte is a hockey player. His career lasted from 1993 to 2006. Paxton was born on July 16th, 1972 in Onoway.

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Paxton Mills was a radio personality. He was most active from 1967 to 2001. Paxton was given the name Harry Paxton Mills on November 5th, 1948 in Dallas. Paxton is also known as Harry Paxton Mills. He passed away on June 25th, 2001.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Paxton

Bill Paxton is an actor and director. His ongoing career started in 1975. Bill was given the name William Paxton on May 17th, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.

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Sara Paxton is an actress, singer, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Sara was born on April 25th, 1988 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Tom Paxton is a folk music singer-songwriter and guitarist. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most active from 1962 to present. Tom was given the name Thomas Richard Paxton on October 31st, 1937 in Chicago.

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James Paxton is a baseball player for the Seattle Mariners. James was born on November 6th, 1988 in Richmond, British Columbia.

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Ken Paxton is a 51st Attorney General of Texas. Ken was born on December 23rd, 1962 in Minot, North Dakota, United States.

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Robert Paxton is a scientist. Robert was given the name Robert Owen Paxton in Lexington, Virginia.

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How popular is the baby name Paxton in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1921 7 0 7
1923 8 0 8
1924 7 0 7
1925 6 0 6
1928 6 0 6
1931 6 0 6
1935 5 0 5
1938 5 0 5
1947 9 0 9
1948 5 0 5
1949 6 0 6
1952 5 0 5
1955 5 0 5
1956 8 0 8
1958 10 0 10
1960 7 0 7
1961 18 0 18
1962 11 0 11
1963 8 0 8
1964 11 0 11
1965 7 0 7
1966 12 0 12
1967 12 0 12
1968 10 0 10
1969 28 0 28
1970 48 0 48
1971 54 0 54
1972 47 0 47
1973 40 0 40
1974 35 0 35
1975 21 0 21
1976 26 0 26
1977 24 0 24
1978 17 0 17
1979 19 0 19
1980 21 0 21
1981 19 0 19
1982 18 0 18
1983 18 0 18
1984 19 0 19
1985 21 0 21
1986 24 0 24
1987 17 0 17
1988 25 0 25
1989 37 0 37
1990 17 0 17
1991 58 15 43
1992 89 23 66
1993 118 45 73
1994 236 132 104
1995 162 65 97
1996 167 76 91
1997 220 76 144
1998 210 54 156
1999 240 72 168
2000 229 68 161
2001 205 43 162
2002 250 53 197
2003 233 59 174
2004 242 45 197
2005 242 31 211
2006 310 43 267
2007 493 37 456
2008 742 47 695
2009 1,022 43 979
2010 1,166 56 1,110
2011 1,337 54 1,283
2012 1,544 48 1,496
2013 1,407 54 1,353
2014 1,488 60 1,428
2015 1,741 69 1,672
2016 2,078 91 1,987
2017 1,993 95 1,898

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Popularity of Paxton as a first name

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Popularity of Paxton as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Paxton U.S.
  White 86.18% 64.26%
  African American 8.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.73% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Paxton

People with the last name Paxton are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Paxton

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  • How Popular is the name Paxton? Paxton is the 1,721st most popular name of all time. As a last name Paxton was the 3,049th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Paxton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 19,011 babies born with the first name Paxton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Paxton to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Paxton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Paxton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Paxton is Monday, November 1st, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Paxton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Paxton was in 2016 with a total of 1,987 babies. That's a lot of babies named Paxton!
  • Random Paxton Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Paxton ranks 97th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 39 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Paxton: Your name in reverse order is Notxap. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Npxtao. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Paxton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,754 people with the last name Paxton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Paxton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Paxton as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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