Baxter Family History

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Baxter Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name from Old English bæcestre ‘baker’, variant (originally a feminine form) of bæcere (see Baker).

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

Similar surnames: Bater, Baker, Balter, Balmer, Paster, Barber, Easter, Cater, Banter

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Baxter Family Origin

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Baxter Family Occupations

What did your Baxter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Baxter. 15% of Baxter men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Baxter women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baxter were Truck Driver and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer

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

Baxter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 580,000 census records available for the last name Baxter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baxter 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 180,000 immigration records available for the last name Baxter. 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 69,000 military records available for the last name Baxter. For the veterans among your Baxter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Baxter Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Baxter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Baxter in 1940 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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