Research shows that the name Claxton has been around since the eleventh century. Claxton is a Anglo-Saxon occupational surname of old Dutch origins. The earliest presence of the name was found in 1364 in the county of Cornwall in the UK. The word Claxton is thought to have come from a Anglo-Saxon term. The surname went global in the sixteenth and seventeenth century with the growth of the British empire and the setting up of colonies abroad.
Throughout the world there are around 120000 people with this last name. The county of Worcestershire in the UK holds the highest density of people with the surname Claxton. It is noted that an early 20th century Claxton could out drink a Camel. Never too far from controversy 2 brothers Dave Claxton and Charles Claxton were sent to jail in 1926 for allegedly stealing a necklace.
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