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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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Where is the Flax family from?

You can see how Flax families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flax family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Flax families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Flax family living in North Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Flax's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Flax families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Flax surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Flax ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Flax. 20% of Flax men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Flax women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flax were Proprietor and Housewife.

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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

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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