Lax Family History
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Lax Name Meaning
German and Danish: metonymic occupational name for a salmon fisher or a seller of salmon, Middle High German lahs ‘salmon’. English (northeastern counties) and Danish: from an Old Norse nickname, Lax, meaning ‘salmon’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Lachs ‘salmon’, Yiddish laks, one of the many Ashkenazic surnames taken from words denoting fish, birds, and animals.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Wax, Flax, Tax, Sax, Lau, Bax, Dax, Lam, Max, Laas