Last name: BUXTON

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BUXTON : This last name is indexed 100,012 times on Geneanet!

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BUXTON : English:: 1: habitational name from Buxton in Derbyshire which in Middle English was called Buchestanes Bucstones (i.e. ‘bowing stones’ from Middle English b(o)ugen Old English būgan ‘to bow’ + stanes ‘stones’). It is probably named for logan stones in the vicinity. (Logan stones are boulders so poised that they rock at a touch.)2: less commonly a habitational name from Buxton in Norfolk which is named with the genitive case of the Old English personal name Bucc (see Buck 1) + Old English tūn ‘settlement enclosure’.3: occasionally perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Bucston representing either an unrecorded Old English Bucstān or alternatively an unrecorded Old English Burgstān with early loss of r.

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