Pax Name Meaning

German: variant of Bax. Compare Paxman 2. Alternatively, it may be a Latinized form of Friede ‘peace’. Catalan: variant spelling of Pacs, a habitational name from Pacs in Catalonia.

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


Similar surnames: Sax, Yax, Dax, Wax, Pay, Ban, Bax, Pan, Pal, Pau

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Pax Family Origin

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Pax Family Occupations

What did your Pax ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Machinist and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Pax. 50% of Pax men worked as a Machinist and 67% of Pax women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pax were Salesman and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Machinist
    50%
  • Salesman
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    67%
  • Operator
    34%

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

Pax Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pax. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pax 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 403 immigration records available for the last name Pax. 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 454 military records available for the last name Pax. For the veterans among your Pax ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pax Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Pax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Pax in 1952 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

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