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Alexandra Family History

Alexandra Name Meaning

English: variant of Alexander apparently from the feminine form of the personal name. — Note: It is possible that in the population figure published by the US Census Bureau (which dropped from 644 in the year 2000 to 440 in the year 2010) the female personal name Alexandra of some American bearers is also counted as a surname. Some of these bearers may be from countries such as Indonesia where (hereditary) surnames are not in general use.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Alexandre, Alexander, Alejandro, Alejandre, Leandro, Calandra

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Where is the Alexandra family from?

You can see how Alexandra families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alexandra family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alexandra families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 20 Alexandra families living in Essex. This was about 22% of all the recorded Alexandra's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Alexandra families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alexandra surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alexandra ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Alexandra. 28% of Alexandra men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Alexandra women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alexandra were Orchestral Musician and Shop Assistant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    28%
  • Painter decorator
    19%
  • Musician
    19%
  • Orchestral Musician
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    11%
  • Domestic Servant
    8%
  • Shop Assistant
    6%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Alexandra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alexandra census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 921 immigration records available for the last name Alexandra. 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 Cards

There are 261 military records available for the last name Alexandra. For the veterans among your Alexandra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alexandra lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Alexandra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Alexandra in 1964 was 74, and 43 in 2003.

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