Sax Name Meaning

South German: variant of Sachs 1. Dutch: variant of Sas 1 and 3. English: from an Old Norse personal name, Saxi meaning ‘sword’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Sachs.

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


Similar surnames: Saxe, Lax, Sak, Wax, Sam, Sas, Pax, Six, Max, Bax

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Sax Family Origin

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Sax Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Sax occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Sax's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sax family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sax.

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Sax Historical Records

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Sax Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Sax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sax in 1954 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sax

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