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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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Where is the Alexis family from?

You can see how Alexis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alexis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alexis families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Alexis family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Alexis's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Alexis families in 1840.
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What did your Alexis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Alexis. 30% of Alexis men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Alexis women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alexis were Farm Laborer and Housemaid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Porter
  • Clerk
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Servant
  • Teacher
  • Housemaid
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There are 887 military records available for the last name Alexis. For the veterans among your Alexis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alexis lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Alexis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Alexis in 1958 was 60, and 70 in 2004.

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