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

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  • File Cutter

    33%
  • Frame Sawyer Of Stone

    33%
  • House Keeper

    33%

In 1881, the most common Flax occupation in the UK was File Cutter. 33% of Flax's were File Cutters. A less common occupation for the Flax family was House Keeper. File Cutter and Frame Sawyer Of Stone were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Flax.

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Flax Historical Records

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Flax Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Flax

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