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

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Day Laborer

    2%

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

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Maxim Historical Records

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Maxim Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maxim

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