Paxman Family History

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Paxman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for the servant (Middle English man) of someone named Pask. German (Paxmann): perhaps from a Germanic personal name formed with bag, reflected by Old High German bagan ‘to fight’.

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

Similar surnames: Patman, Waxman, Harman, Gayman, Hayman, Putman, Parkman, Perman

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Paxman Family Origin

Where is the Paxman family from?

Paxman Family Occupations

What did your Paxman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Grocer, Labourer and Auctioneer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paxman. A less common occupation for the Paxman family was Clerk. The most common Paxman occupation in Canada was Grocer. 17% of Paxman's were Grocers.

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  • Grocer

  • Labourer

  • Auctioneer

  • Clerk


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Paxman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Paxman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Paxman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paxman 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 462 immigration records available for the last name Paxman. 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 499 military records available for the last name Paxman. For the veterans among your Paxman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paxman Life Expectancy

What is the average Paxman lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Paxman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Paxman in 1959 was 43, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paxman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paxman 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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