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Axe Family History

Axe Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire Lincolnshire): variant of Aske with metathesis of /sk/ to /ks/ spelled with an x. English (Dorset Somerset): habitational name from Axe Farm in Chardstock (Devon formerly in Dorset) itself named for the river Axe which forms part of the south-eastern boundary of Chardstock parish. Americanized form of German Axt or perhaps of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ace, Ake, Ave, Kage, Aye, Ade, Axt, Axel, Ale, Ast

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Where is the Axe family from?

You can see how Axe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Axe family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Axe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Axe families living in Alberta. This was about 44% of all the recorded Axe's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Axe families in 1911.
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What did your Axe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Axe. 16% of Axe men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Axe women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Axe were Salesman and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Mechanic
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Machine Operator
    14%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 577 immigration records available for the last name Axe. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Axe. For the veterans among your Axe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Axe lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Axe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Axe in 1950 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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