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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: 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. English: 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’.
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