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Waxman Family History

Waxman Name Meaning

English (London): occupational name for a seller or gatherer of beeswax from Wax + Middle English man ‘man’. According to the Oxford English Dictionary wax-man is an obsolete term for an officer of a trade guild who collected contributions from members for wax candles to be used in processions. Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wachsmann a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Warman, Wadman, Paxman, Hayman, Waldman, Wagman, Gayman, Flaxman

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Where is the Waxman family from?

You can see how Waxman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Waxman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Waxman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Waxman families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Waxman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Waxman families in 1911.
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What did your Waxman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Waxman. 21% of Waxman men worked as a Salesman and 17% of Waxman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waxman were Manager and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    21%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Waxman. For the veterans among your Waxman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Waxman lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Waxman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Waxman in 1958 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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