Paxton


Paxton

Paxton is an Anglo-Saxon word derived from "gardiner"."The Paxtons: We Are One" (1903) by William McClung Paxton [http://www.bngent.com/workbench/weareone.htm] ] As early as the 6th century, Anglo-Saxons began crossing from the European continent and settling in Great Britain. The family name Paxton seems to originate in Great Britain around 1250 AD. From there, the name later spread to America and many other places around the world. There are Paxton names of towns, last names, and also first names in use as well.

Paxton may also refer to:

Places

United Kingdom

*Great Paxton, England
*Little Paxton, England
*Paxton, Scottish Borders, UK
*Paxton House in Berwickshire, Scotland
*Paxton's Tower near the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire, Wales

United States

*Paxton, California
*Paxton, Florida
*Paxton, Illinois
*Paxton, Indiana
*Paxton, Massachusetts
*Paxton, Nebraska
*Paxton, Ohio
*Paxton, Pennsylvania
*Paxtang, Pennsylvania (a variation of Paxton)
*Paxton, Texas
*Paxton, West Virginia;Townships
*Paxton Township, Minnesota
*Lower Paxton Township, Pennsylvania
*Middle Paxton Township, Pennsylvania
*Upper Paxton Township, Pennsylvania
*Paxton Township, Ross County, Ohio;Natural features
*Paxton Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania

Australia

*Paxton, New South Wales

People

;Surnames
* Bill Paxton, actor
* Brent Paxton, actor/radio personality
* Elisha F. Paxton, American Civil War general in the Confederate army
* Gary S. Paxton, musician, producer
* Geoffrey Paxton, Australian Anglican minister
* George Paxton, 1930s and 1940s big band leader, composer, and arranger
* John Paxton, screenwriter
* John M. Paxton, Jr., United States Marine Corps Major General, Commanding General 1st Marine Division
* Sir Joseph Paxton, English architect, designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851
* Lonie Paxton, NFL pro football player
* Mike Paxton, MLB pro baseball player
* Paxton Boys, American frontiersmen
* Richard Paxton, English architect
* Robert Paxton, historian
* Sara Paxton, actress, musician
* Steve Paxton, experimental dancer and choreographer
* Thomas Paxton (1820–1887), Ontario businessman and politician
* Sir Thomas Paxton (Lord Provost), Lord Provost of Glasgow from 1920 to 1923
* Thomas Paxton (1754–1804), captain of HMS "Speedy" (1798), lost in Lake Ontario
* Tom Paxton, folk musician, singer-songwriter
* Via Paxton, big-bust model
* William McGregor Paxton, American artist

;Given names
* Paxton Whitehead, British actor

;Fictional
* John Frederick Paxton, fictional character in "Star Trek" leading Terra Prime

Business

*Paxton Automotive, a manufacturer of Centrifugal type superchargers
*Paxton Media Group, owner of newspapers and a television station in Paducah, Kentucky, USA

Other

*"Paxton" (genus), a genus of fish from the family "Apogonidae"

References


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  • Paxton —    PAXTON, a village, in the parish of Hutton, county of Berwick, 4½ miles (W.) from Berwick; containing 284 inhabitants. This is a pleasant little village in the eastern quarter of the parish, and on the west bank of the Tweed, which is crossed… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Paxton, CA — U.S. Census Designated Place in California Population (2000): 21 Housing Units (2000): 13 Land area (2000): 0.349606 sq. miles (0.905475 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.349606 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Paxton, FL — U.S. town in Florida Population (2000): 656 Housing Units (2000): 298 Land area (2000): 3.906503 sq. miles (10.117797 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.066196 sq. miles (0.171447 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.972699 sq. miles (10.289244 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Paxton, IL — U.S. city in Illinois Population (2000): 4525 Housing Units (2000): 1888 Land area (2000): 2.227514 sq. miles (5.769235 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.227514 sq. miles (5.769235 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Paxton, NE — U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 614 Housing Units (2000): 248 Land area (2000): 0.548989 sq. miles (1.421874 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.548989 sq. miles (1.421874 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Paxton — Paxton, Joseph, geb. 1804 in Berwickshire, lernte als Kunstgärtner u. war erst im Dienst des Herzogs von Somerset zu Wimbledon, später Oberaufseher der Gewächshäuser des Herzogs von Devonshire in Chatsworth unweit Derby. Hier gründete er eine… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Paxton [1] — Paxton (spr. päckst n), Hauptstadt der Grafschaft Ford im nordamerikan. Staat Illinois, Bahnkreuzung, Sitz einer schwedischen Hochschule (Augustin a College), hat Produktenhandel, Ziegelfabrikation und (1900) 3036 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon


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