Axel Family History

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Axel Name Meaning

Scandinavian, Dutch, and North German: from the personal name Apsel, Danish and North German vernacular form of the Biblical name Absolom. As a Scandinavian surname it is a shortened form of the patronymic forms Axelsson or Axelsen. Belgian and Dutch: habitational name for someone from either of two places, Aksel in East Flanders or Axel in Zeeland.

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

Similar surnames: Apel, Abel, Adel, Abele, Appel, Gabel, Aye, Ahl, Hamel, Axe

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Axel Family Origin

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Axel Family Occupations

What did your Axel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, (unemployed) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Axel. 50% of Axel men worked as a (unemployed)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • (unemployed)
  • President managing Direc Davish East Asi

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Axel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Axel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Axel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Axel. 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 732 military records available for the last name Axel. For the veterans among your Axel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Axel Life Expectancy

What is the average Axel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Axel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Axel in 1955 was 62, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Axel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Axel 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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