Sax Name Meaning

South German: variant of Sachs 1. Dutch: variant of Sas 1 and 3. English: from an Old Norse personal name, Saxi meaning ‘sword’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Sachs.

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

Similar surnames: Saxe, Lax, Sak, Wax, Sam, Sas, Pax, Six, Max, Bax

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Sax Family Origin

Where is the Sax family from?

Sax Family Occupations

What did your Sax ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sax. 56% of Sax men worked as a Farmer

View Census data for Sax | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

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

Sax Historical Records

What Sax family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Sax. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sax census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Sax

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sax. 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.

View all Sax immigration records

Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Sax. For the veterans among your Sax ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Sax military records

You've only scratched the surface of Sax family history.

Sax Life Expectancy

What is the average Sax lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Sax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sax in 1954 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sax

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sax 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.

Famous Sax Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial