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Jex Family History

Jex Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Jacks. German: unexplained; perhaps a patronymic from the personal name Jeck.

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


Similar surnames: Rex, Lex, Jax, Jew, Tea, Lem, Fey, Jee, Jean, Dax

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Where is the Jex family from?

You can see how Jex families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jex family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Jex families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 13 Jex families living in Michigan. This was about 33% of all the recorded Jex's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Jex families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jex surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jex ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jex. 38% of Jex men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Jex women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jex were Farmer and Clerk.

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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
    38%
  • Manager
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Clerk
    14%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Jex. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jex 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 944 immigration records available for the last name Jex. 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 829 military records available for the last name Jex. For the veterans among your Jex ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jex lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Jex life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Jex in 1963 was 72, and 82 in 2004.

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