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Lux Family History

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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Where is the Lux family from?

You can see how Lux families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lux family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lux families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Lux families living in New York. This was about 55% of all the recorded Lux's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lux families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lux surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lux ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lux. 13% of Lux men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Lux women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lux were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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