Phoenix Family History

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Phoenix Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: fanciful alteration of Fenwick, under the influence of classical mythology. Canadian French: variant of Phénix (see Phenix).

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


Similar surnames: Phenix, Phenis, Penix, Horne, Pennix, Pinnix, Enix, Pennie, Phillis

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Phoenix Family Origin

Where is the Phoenix family from?

Phoenix Family Occupations

What did your Phoenix ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Phoenix occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Phoenix's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Phoenix. A less common occupation for the Phoenix family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Phoenix Historical Records

What Phoenix family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Phoenix Life Expectancy

What is the average Phoenix lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Phoenix life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Phoenix in 1951 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Phoenix

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Phoenix 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 Phoenix Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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