Lux Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from a vernacular form of Lucas. German: variant of Luchs. French: habitational name from places so named in the Côte-d’Or, Haute-Garonne, and Saône-et-Loire.

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

Similar surnames: Luc, Luk, Rux, Laux, Lum, Lex, Lue, Luy, Lust, Lau

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Lux Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lux name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lux. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Lux Family Origin

Where is the Lux family from?

Lux Family Occupations

What did your Lux ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lux family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lux. The most common Lux occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Lux's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Butcher


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Lux Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Lux. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lux 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Lux. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Lux. For the veterans among your Lux ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lux Life Expectancy

What is the average Lux lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lux life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lux in 1944 was 44, and 82 in 2004.

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