Wachs Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a gatherer or seller of beeswax, from Middle High German wahs, German Wachs ‘wax’. Wax was important in former times, being used for example to make candles and for sealing letters.

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


Similar surnames: Dachs, Sachs, Ochs, Nacht, Fuchs, Hach, Wack, Hache, Pach, Sacks

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Wachs Family Origin

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Wachs Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Tinner

    13%
  • Bar Tender

    6%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wachs family was Bar Tender. Farmer, Laborer and Tinner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wachs. The most common Wachs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Wachs's were Farmers.

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Wachs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Wachs in 1952 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wachs

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