Wachs Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Wachs Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a gatherer or seller of beeswax, from Middle High German wahs, German Wachs ‘wax’. Wax was important in former times, being used for example to make candles and for sealing letters.

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

Similar surnames: Dachs, Sachs, Ochs, Nacht, Fuchs, Hach, Wack, Hache, Pach, Sacks

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Wachs Family Origin

Where is the Wachs family from?

Wachs Family Occupations

What did your Wachs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wachs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Wachs's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Tinner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wachs. A less common occupation for the Wachs family was Bar Tender.

View Census data for Wachs | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tinner

  • Bar Tender


United States shown, England data unavailable

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wachs ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wachs Historical Records

What Wachs family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wachs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wachs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Wachs

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wachs. 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.

View all Wachs immigration records

Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Wachs. For the veterans among your Wachs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Wachs military records

You've only scratched the surface of Wachs family history.

Wachs Life Expectancy

What is the average Wachs lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Wachs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Wachs in 1952 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wachs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wachs 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.

Look up another name