Waxman Family History

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Waxman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a seller or gatherer of beeswax, from Wax with the addition of Middle English man ‘man’. Americanized spelling of the German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) cognate Wachsmann (see Wachs).

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

Similar surnames: Warman, Wadman, Paxman, Hayman, Waldman, Wagman, Gayman, Flaxman

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Waxman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Waxman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Waxman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Waxman Family Origin

Where is the Waxman family from?

Waxman Family Occupations

What did your Waxman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, General Dealer and Mason were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Waxman. The most common Waxman occupation in the UK was General Dealer. 50% of Waxman's were General Dealers.

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  • General Dealer

  • Mason


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

Waxman Historical Records

What Waxman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Waxman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waxman 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 Waxman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Waxman. For the veterans among your Waxman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waxman Life Expectancy

What is the average Waxman lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Waxman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Waxman in 1958 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waxman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waxman 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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