Axe Name Meaning

English: evidently a metonymic occupational name for a woodman. A further possible origin is from the French place name element Ax (etymologically identical to Aix), from Latin aquis (dative or ablative plural) ‘near the waters’, denoting a spa. In some cases perhaps an altered form of German Axt.

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

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

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Axe Family Origin

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Axe Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Axe occupation in Canada was Blacksmith. 100% of Axe's were Blacksmiths.

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Axe Life Expectancy

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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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