Paxton - People

People

Surnames
  • Bill Paxton (born 1955), American actor
  • Elisha F. Paxton (1828–1863), American Civil War general in the Confederate army
  • Gary S. Paxton (born 1938), American musician, producer
  • Geoffrey Paxton, Australian Anglican minister
  • George Paxton, American 1930s and 1940s big band leader, composer, and arranger
  • James Paxton (born 1994), American actor
  • John Paxton (1911–1985), American screenwriter
  • John Paxton (footballer) (born 1890) English footballer
  • John M. Paxton, Jr. (born 1951), United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General, Director for Operations, J-3, Joint Staff
  • Sir Joseph Paxton (1803–1865), English architect and botanist, designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851
  • Lonie Paxton (born 1978), American NFL pro football player
  • Mike Paxton (born 1953), American MLB pro baseball player
  • Richard Paxton (1956–2006), English architect
  • Robert Paxton (born 1932), American historian
  • Sara Paxton (born 1988), American actress, musician
  • Steve Paxton (born 1939), American experimental dancer and choreographer
  • Thomas Paxton (1820–1887), Ontario businessman and politician
  • Sir Thomas Paxton, 1st Baronet, Lord Provost of Glasgow from 1920 to 1923
  • Thomas Paxton (1754–1804), captain of HMS Speedy (1798), lost in Lake Ontario
  • Tom Paxton (born 1937), American folk musician, singer-songwriter
  • See Paxton's Tower for William Paxton, (1745-1824) London merchant and banker
  • William Paxton (Australian businessman)(1818–1893) Englishman who made a fortune in South Australia
  • William McGregor Paxton (1869–1941), American artist
Given names
  • Paxton Boys, American frontiersmen, vigilantes from Paxtang, Pennsylvania
  • Paxton Whitehead, British actor
Fictional
  • Emma Paxton, main character in The Lying Game series by Sara Shepard
  • John Frederick Paxton, fictional character in Star Trek leading Terra Prime
  • Sonya Paxton, a fictional Executive ADA appearing in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Paxton Fettel, main antagonist of F.E.A.R..

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