Bax Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Back 2. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name, related to Old High German bagan ‘to fight’. North German form of Backhaus.

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

Similar surnames: Bau, Bay, Lax, Dax, Yax, Bar, Bal, Max, Lau, Ban

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Bax Family Origin

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Bax Family Occupations

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In 1881, Engineer Gt and Helper Gt were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bax. The most common Bax occupation in Canada was Engineer Gt. 50% of Bax's were Engineer Gts.

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  • Helper Gt


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Bax Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Bax. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bax 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

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Draft Card

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

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Bax Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bax in 1960 was 75, and 70 in 2004.

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