Alex Name Meaning

From a short form of Alexis or Alexander in any of several languages.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Alexa, Ales, Lex, Alix, Ale, Eales, Alexy, Alejo, Aldi, Halek

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Alex Family Origin

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Alex Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Scholar

    15%
  • Day Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Labourer

    8%

In 1881, the most common Alex occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Alex's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Alex family was Farm Labourer. Farmer, Scholar and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alex.

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Alex Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Alex life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Alex in 1948 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alex

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