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Type Surname (from location & from given name)
Pronounced Pron. klak-sn(Old English, Middle English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsClaxton, Claxon, Klaxon, Klaxton, Clawson

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements clǽg, which denoted places with a clayey soil and tūn, usually meaning "dwellings" or an "enclosed space", but was used in relation to any kind of human habitation. The surname's literal translation is, "those who lived near the clayey soil".

Alternatively, a patronym from the Middle English personal name Clac.
Added 9/13/2021 by jenna.lucille