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Pax Name Meaning

German: variant of Bax. Compare Paxman 2. Alternatively, it may be a Latinized form of Friede ‘peace’. Catalan: variant spelling of Pacs, a habitational name from Pacs in Catalonia.

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


Similar surnames: Sax, Yax, Dax, Wax, Pay, Ban, Bax, Pan, Pal, Pau

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Where is the Pax family from?

You can see how Pax families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pax family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pax families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Pax families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Pax's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Pax families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pax surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pax ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pax. 40% of Pax men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    40%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Clergyman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pax. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pax 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 403 immigration records available for the last name Pax. 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 454 military records available for the last name Pax. For the veterans among your Pax ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pax lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Pax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Pax in 1952 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

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