X Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Xu, Xi, U, O, Ax, Ji, Lu, Yu, Ku, Li

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X Family Origin

Where is the X family from?

X Family Occupations

What did your X ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common X occupation in the USA was Works On Farm. 100% of X's were Works On Farms.

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  • Works On Farm


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X Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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X Life Expectancy

What is the average X lifespan?

Average X life expectancy in 2004 was 33 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your X 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.

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