Flax Family History

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Flax Name Meaning

English (East Anglia) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for someone who grew, sold, or treated flax for weaving into linen cloth, from (respectively) Middle English flax, German Flachs.

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

Similar surnames: Lax, Flad, Flam, Flak, Wax, Flack, Flash, Flach, Felix, Dax

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Flax Family Origin

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Flax Family Occupations

What did your Flax ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Flax. A less common occupation for the Flax family was Farm Laborer. The most common Flax occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Flax's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Flax ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Flax Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Flax. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flax 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Flax. 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 991 military records available for the last name Flax. For the veterans among your Flax ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Flax Life Expectancy

What is the average Flax lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Flax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Flax in 1956 was 72, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Flax

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Flax ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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