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

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Lax Family Origin

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Lax Family Occupations

What did your Lax ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Cloth Cutter

    3%

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Lax Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Lax. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lax. For the veterans among your Lax ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lax Life Expectancy

What is the average Lax lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Lax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Lax in 1953 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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