Maxim Family History

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Maxim Name Meaning

French and Dutch: from the personal name Maxim (from Latin Maximus ‘greatest’, superlative of magnus ‘great’), borne by a number of early Christian saints.

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


Similar surnames: Maximo, Maria, Main, Magin, Marie, Malin, Maris, Mais, Maxey, Mai

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Maxim Family Origin

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Maxim Family Occupations

What did your Maxim ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Maxim occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Maxim's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Maxim family was Day Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maxim.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Day Laborer

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Maxim ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Maxim Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Maxim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maxim 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 Maxim. 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 Maxim. For the veterans among your Maxim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maxim Life Expectancy

What is the average Maxim lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Maxim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Maxim in 1957 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maxim

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maxim 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.

Famous Maxim Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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