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Alexis Family History

Alexis Name Meaning
French: from the personal name Alexis, ultimately from Greek alexios ‘helping’, ‘defending’. The personal name owed its popularity in the Middle Ages to St. Alexi(u)s, about whom many legends grew up. The historical St. Alexis is said to have lived in the 4th–5th centuries in Edessa (an early center of Christianity in Syria). His cult was also popular in the Eastern Church, which accounts for the frequency of the Russian personal name Aleks(e)i. In North America this surname has probably absorbed Russian and other cognates, mentioned in Hanks and Hodges (1988).

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

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25,566 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
840 Military Records
1,944 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Alexis Families

  • Number of Alexis families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Alexis families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Alexis last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Alexis Family Origin

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Alexis Immigration Information

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Alexis Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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