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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English

Meaning & History

1. A habitational name for someone from Buxton in Derbyshire, from the Middle English Buchestanes or Bucstones (meaning "bowing stones"), from Old English būgan meaning "to bow" and stanes, meaning "stones".

2. A habitiational name for someone from Buxton in Norfolk, from the genitive case of the personal name Bucc and the Old English tūn meaning "settlement" or "enclosure".
Added 1/1/2011 by Theta