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Bax Family History

Bax Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Back 2. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name, related to Old High German bagan ‘to fight’. North German form of Backhaus.

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

Similar surnames: Bau, Bay, Lax, Dax, Yax, Bar, Bal, Max, Lau, Ban

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Where is the Bax family from?

You can see how Bax families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bax family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bax families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Bax families living in Tennessee. This was about 71% of all the recorded Bax's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Bax families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bax surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bax ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bax. 39% of Bax men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Bax women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bax were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Servant
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Bax. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bax 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bax. 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 Bax. For the veterans among your Bax ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bax lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bax in 1960 was 75, and 70 in 2004.

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