Lax Name Meaning

German and Danish: metonymic occupational name for a salmon fisher or a seller of salmon, Middle High German lahs ‘salmon’. English (northeastern counties) and Danish: from an Old Norse nickname, Lax, meaning ‘salmon’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Lachs ‘salmon’, Yiddish laks, one of the many Ashkenazic surnames taken from words denoting fish, birds, and animals.

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


Similar surnames: Wax, Flax, Tax, Sax, Lau, Bax, Dax, Lam, Max, Laas

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Lax Family Origin

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Lax Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    12%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Dressmaker

    3%
  • Iron Moulder

    3%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lax. A less common occupation for the Lax family was Iron Moulder. The most common Lax occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 12% of Lax's were Coal Miners.

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Lax Historical Records

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Lax Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, Lax life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Lax in 1953 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lax

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