Alex Family History

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Alex Name Meaning

From a short form of Alexis or Alexander in any of several languages.

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


Similar surnames: Alexa, Ales, Lex, Alix, Ale, Eales, Alexy, Alejo, Aldi, Halek

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Alex Family Origin

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Alex Family Occupations

What did your Alex ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Alex family was At Home. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alex. The most common Alex occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Alex's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farm Hand

    4%
  • At Home

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Alex ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Alex Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Alex. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alex census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Alex. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Alex Life Expectancy

What is the average Alex lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Alex life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Alex in 1948 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alex

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alex ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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