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Sax Family History

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

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Where is the Sax family from?

You can see how Sax families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sax family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sax families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Sax families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Sax's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sax families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sax surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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.

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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
    56%
  • Carpenter
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
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Census Records

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.

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Passenger Lists

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.

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Draft Cards

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.

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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.

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