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Axon Family History

Axon Name Meaning

English: most probably the Middle English surname Ackeson, a patronymic from the Middle English personal name Acke (Old English Acca). It may also be from Anketin or Asketin, Norman forms of the Old Norse personal name Asketill (see Haskell), or even a variant of Ashton.

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


Similar surnames: Axton, Jason, Moxon, Amon, Auton, Saxon, Ison, Ammon, Axel, Avon

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Where is the Axon family from?

You can see how Axon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Axon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Axon families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 20 Axon families living in British Columbia. This was about 71% of all the recorded Axon's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Axon families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Axon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Axon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Axon. 28% of Axon men worked as a General Labourer and 82% of Axon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Axon were Slate Quarry Dressing splitting and Unpaid Domestic.

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    28%
  • Builders Labourer
    12%
  • Bricklayer
    7%
  • Slate Quarry Dressing splitting
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Housewife Unpaid
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Axon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Axon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Axon lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Axon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Axon in 1962 was 74, and 84 in 2004.

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