Yax Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of the German (Frisian) surname Jaacks, a patronymic from a reduced form of Tjadeke, itself a reduced form of the personal name Tjadebern or Tjadeward, Frisian forms of Dietbern and Dietward respectively.

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

Similar surnames: Bax, Max, Dax, Sax, Yan, Pax, Ban, Yox, Yap, Wax

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Yax Family Origin

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Yax Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yax. 38% of Yax men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Yax women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yax were Farm Laborer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Cook
  • Housewife

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

Yax Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 410 military records available for the last name Yax. For the veterans among your Yax ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yax Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Yax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Yax in 1962 was 73, and 67 in 2004.

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