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I was not able to find a site to give me a lot of historical information on the Paxton surname origin. I will post what I have found and suggest that anyone with more information forward it to me.

Spelling variations include: Paxton, Paxson, Paxon and others.

First found in Berwickshire where they were seated from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Henry Paxson settled in Pennsylvania in 1682 with his wife, three children and his brother Thomas; William Paxson settled in Delaware in 1682 with his wife Mary and children.