Maxey Family History

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Maxey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire, so named from the genitive case of the northern English personal name Mack + Old English eg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. Irish: variant of Mackesy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macasa ‘descendant of Macus’, a personal name which is probably a form of Magnus.

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

Similar surnames: Matey, Mabey, Manley, Maney, Massey, Saxby, Macey, Mares, Maley, Axel

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Maxey Family Origin

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Maxey Family Occupations

What did your Maxey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maxey. The most common Maxey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Maxey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Maxey family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Maxey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Maxey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maxey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Maxey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Maxey. For the veterans among your Maxey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maxey Life Expectancy

What is the average Maxey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Maxey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Maxey in 1945 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maxey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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