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Axt Family History

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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Where is the Axt family from?

You can see how Axt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Axt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Axt families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 36 Axt families living in New Jersey. This was about 26% of all the recorded Axt's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Axt families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Axt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Axt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Axt. 19% of Axt men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Axt women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Axt were Salesman and Saleslady.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Saleslady
    34%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Axt lifespan?

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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