Axt Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter, carpenter, or maker of axes, from Middle High German ackes, axt- ‘axe’.

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

Similar surnames: Ast, Abt, Axe, Nast, Ahl, Apt, Art, Ahr, Dax, Bast

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Axt Family Origin

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Axt Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Barber and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Axt. A less common occupation for the Axt family was Keeping House. The most common Axt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Axt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Barber

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Axt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Axt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Axt 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 890 immigration records available for the last name Axt. 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 Axt. For the veterans among your Axt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Axt Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Axt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Axt in 1945 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

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