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Max Name Meaning
German and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Maximilian (Latin Maximillianus, a derivative of Maximillus, diminutive of Maximus ‘greatest’), borne by a 3rd-century saint venerated particularly in the region of Passau, where he founded a church. The personal name was comparatively rare at the most productive period of surname formation; it gained popularity from the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (born 1459), who was named by his father, Frederick III of Austria, in honor of the Roman heroes Q. Fabius Maximus and Scipio Aemilianus, as if with a combination of their names. The name is also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, presumably as an adoption of the German surname.

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

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Name Distribution of Max Families

  • Number of Max families
     65 - 128
     22 - 64
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Max families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Max families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Max Family Origin

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Max Immigration Information

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Max Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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