Axe Name Meaning

English: evidently a metonymic occupational name for a woodman. A further possible origin is from the French place name element Ax (etymologically identical to Aix), from Latin aquis (dative or ablative plural) ‘near the waters’, denoting a spa. In some cases perhaps an altered form of German Axt.

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


Similar surnames: Ace, Ake, Ave, Kage, Aye, Ade, Axt, Axel, Ale, Ast

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Axe Family Origin

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Axe Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Axe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Axe's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Axe family was Farming. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Axe.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

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Passenger List

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Axe Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Axe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Axe in 1950 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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