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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

Similar surnames: Lewis, Allis, Ales, Sales, Alexy, Clovis, Alix, Alexa, Levis, Leis

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Alexis Family Origin

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Alexis Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Carpenter


In 1880, the most common Alexis occupation in the USA was Laborer. 43% of Alexis's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Alexis family was Carpenter. Laborer, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alexis.

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