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Alxander Family History

Alxander Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Alexander, Lander, Callander, Glander, Olander, Elander, Leander

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Where is the Alxander family from?

You can see how Alxander families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alxander family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alxander families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Alxander family living in Northumberland. This was about 33% of all the recorded Alxander's in United Kingdom. Northumberland and 2 other counties had the highest population of Alxander families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alxander surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alxander ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Alxander. 34% of Alxander men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Alxander women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alxander were Carpenter and Cook. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    30%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Servant
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    16%
  • Nurse
    12%
  • Cook
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Alxander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alxander census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 95 immigration records available for the last name Alxander. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 128 military records available for the last name Alxander. For the veterans among your Alxander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alxander lifespan?

Between 1974 and 2004, in the United States, Alxander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Alxander in 1974 was 76, and 51 in 2004.

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