Flax Family History

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Flax Name Meaning

English (East Anglia) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for someone who grew, sold, or treated flax for weaving into linen cloth, from (respectively) Middle English flax, German Flachs.

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


Similar surnames: Lax, Flad, Flam, Flak, Wax, Flack, Flash, Flach, Felix, Dax

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Flax Family Origin

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Flax Family Occupations

What did your Flax ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Flax.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%

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

Flax Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Flax. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flax 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Flax. 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 991 military records available for the last name Flax. For the veterans among your Flax ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Flax Life Expectancy

What is the average Flax lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Flax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Flax in 1956 was 72, and 90 in 2004.

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