Maxey Family History

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Maxey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire, so named from the genitive case of the northern English personal name Mack + Old English eg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. Irish: variant of Mackesy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macasa ‘descendant of Macus’, a personal name which is probably a form of Magnus.

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

Similar surnames: Matey, Mabey, Manley, Maney, Massey, Saxby, Macey, Mares, Maley, Axel

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Maxey Family Origin

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Maxey Family Occupations

What did your Maxey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Maxey. 18% of Maxey men worked as a Retired and 76% of Maxey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maxey were Joiner and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Retired
  • Bricklayer
  • General Labourer
  • Joiner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant

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

Maxey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Maxey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maxey 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 Maxey. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Maxey. For the veterans among your Maxey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maxey Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Maxey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Maxey in 1945 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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