Flax Family History

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Flax Name Meaning

English (East Anglia) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for someone who grew, sold, or treated flax for weaving into linen cloth, from (respectively) Middle English flax, German Flachs.

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


Similar surnames: Lax, Flad, Flam, Flak, Wax, Flack, Flash, Flach, Felix, Dax

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Flax Family Origin

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Flax Family Occupations

What did your Flax ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Flax. 7% of Flax men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Flax women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flax were Cap Maker and Cotton Winder

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Cabinet Maker Heavy Worker
    4%
  • Cap Maker
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    52%
  • Art Teacher A R C A
    3%
  • Confectioners Assistant
    3%
  • Cotton Winder
    3%

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

Flax Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Flax. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flax 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Flax. 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 991 military records available for the last name Flax. For the veterans among your Flax ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Flax Life Expectancy

What is the average Flax lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Flax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Flax in 1956 was 72, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Flax

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Flax 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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