Alex Family History

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Alex Name Meaning

From a short form of Alexis or Alexander in any of several languages.

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

Similar surnames: Alexa, Ales, Lex, Alix, Ale, Eales, Alexy, Alejo, Aldi, Halek

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Alex Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Alex name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Alex. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Greece & the Balkans


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Alex Family Origin

Where is the Alex family from?

Alex Family Occupations

What did your Alex ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Alex occupation in the UK was Carter. 50% of Alex's were Carters. Carter and Dentist were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Alex.

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  • Carter

  • Dentist


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

Alex Historical Records

What Alex family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Alex. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alex 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Alex. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Alex. For the veterans among your Alex ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alex Life Expectancy

What is the average Alex lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Alex life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Alex in 1948 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alex 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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