Dax Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Dack. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Dachs, from Middle High German dahs ‘badger’; hence a nickname for someone who hunted badgers or was thought to resemble the animal. French: habitational name, either from Dax in Landes or (with fused preposition d(e)) from Ax-les-Thermes in Ariège.

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

Similar surnames: Tax, Lax, Bax, Cap, Wax, Yax, Dux, Jax, Fax, Mar

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Dax Family Origin

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Dax Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dax family was Horse Dealer. Annuitant, Butler (Dom) and Chemist & Druggists (Manager) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dax. The most common Dax occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 8% of Dax's were Annuitants.

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  • Annuitant

  • Butler (Dom)

  • Chemist & Druggists (Manager)

  • Horse Dealer


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Dax Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Dax Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dax in 1946 was 44, and 92 in 2004.

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