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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Lex Family Origin

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Lex Family Occupations

What did your Lex ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lex family was Butcher. The most common Lex occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Lex's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lex.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Butcher

    5%

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Lex Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Lex Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lex ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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