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Maxey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire so named from the Old English personal name Maccus + Old English ēg ‘island’. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macasa ‘descendant of Macus’ a personal name of uncertain origin. It may be a variant of Magnus .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Maxey family from?

You can see how Maxey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maxey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maxey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Maxey families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Maxey's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Maxey families in 1911.
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What did your Maxey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Maxey. 100% of Maxey men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 43,000 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 Lists

There are 2,000 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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There are 10,000 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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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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