Who is Poecc, and what does Paxton have to do with his settlement? Apparently Poecc was an Old English place name (“poecces,” which translates as “peaceful farm” or “Poecc’s settlement”). Paxton was a surname derived from it. If you look at the first syllable of Paxton, it’s admirable that parents want to give their child (usually a boy) a name that means, in part, “peace.” While he’s not a Paxton, Pax Jolie-Pitt, actress Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s son, has a very peaceful name.
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