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Lax Family History

Lax Name Meaning
German and Danish: metonymic occupational name for a salmon fisher or a seller of salmon, Middle High German lahs ‘salmon’.English (northeastern counties) and Danish: from an Old Norse nickname, Lax, meaning ‘salmon’. UK 400.Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Lachs ‘salmon’, Yiddish laks, one of the many Ashkenazic surnames taken from words denoting fish, birds, and animals.

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

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33,342 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,477 Military Records
3,195 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Lax Families

  • Number of Lax families
     34 - 65
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lax families
     128 - 253
     43 - 127
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lax families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lax Family Origin

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Lax Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Lax

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Lax Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Lax census records

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Lax Civil War Service Records

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