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Alexis Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Alexis, ultimately from Greek alexios ‘helping’, ‘defending’. The personal name owed its popularity in the Middle Ages to St. Alexi(u)s, about whom many legends grew up. The historical St. Alexis is said to have lived in the 4th–5th centuries in Edessa (an early center of Christianity in Syria). His cult was also popular in the Eastern Church, which accounts for the frequency of the Russian personal name Aleks(e)i. In North America this surname has probably absorbed Russian and other cognates, mentioned in Hanks and Hodges (1988).

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


Similar surnames: Lewis, Allis, Ales, Sales, Alexy, Clovis, Alix, Alexa, Levis, Leis

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Alexis Family Origin

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Alexis Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Alexis family was Menuissier. The most common Alexis occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 14% of Alexis's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Ingenieur and Menuisier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alexis.

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  • Cultivateur

    14%
  • Ingenieur

    14%
  • Menuisier

    14%
  • Menuissier

    14%

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Alexis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Alexis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alexis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Alexis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Alexis. For the veterans among your Alexis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alexis Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Alexis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Alexis in 1958 was 60, and 70 in 2004.

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