Origin of sextonMiddle English sextein, altered from segerstane from Old French segrestain from Medieval Latin sacristanus: see sacristan
The sexton is a full time employee of the church.
An example of a sexton is the person who mows the lawn and does repair work at a church.
Origin of sextonMiddle English sextein from Anglo-Latin sextānus probably from Medieval Latin secristānus sacristan variant of sacristānus ; see sacristan .
From Medieval Latin sacristanus, based on Latin sacer (“sacred").
- Roles within the church also gave rise to a number of occupation-related surnames, including Abbott, Bishop, Cannon, Chaplin, Parson, and Sexton.
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- Beecher was sexton as well as preacher.
- (Sexton Beetle).
- A burial ground, properly so called, has to be divided into consecrated and unconsecrated portions, and the former really takes the place of the parish churchyard; and the incumbent of the parish church, the clerk, and the sexton continue to receive the same fees upon burials in the consecrated portion as they would have done in the parish churchyard.