Wax Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German and Jewish Wachs. English: metonymic occupational name for a seller or gatherer of beeswax, Middle English wax (from Old English weax). In the Middle Ages wax was an important commodity, used among other things for making candles.

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


Similar surnames: Lax, Sax, Tax, Way, Dax, Cap, Jax, Bax, Wan, Pax

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Wax Family Origin

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Wax Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Grocer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wax. The most common Wax occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Wax's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wax family was Grocer.

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Wax Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Wax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wax in 1951 was 77, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wax

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