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Lex Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Alexius, Alexis.

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


Similar surnames: Leo, Lem, Len, Lux, Ales, Jex, Lev, Ley, Alex, Leu

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Where is the Lex family from?

You can see how Lex families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lex family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lex families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Lex families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Lex's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lex families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lex surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lex ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lex. 15% of Lex men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Lex women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lex were Mechanic and Cook.

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Farmwork
    7%
  • Mechanic
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Maid
    24%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • Cook
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Lex. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lex 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 890 immigration records available for the last name Lex. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Lex. For the veterans among your Lex ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lex lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lex life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Lex in 1948 was 26, and 70 in 2004.

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