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Paxman Surname Meaning

English: occupational name for the servant (Middle English man) of someone named Pack or Pake. See Pask . Also a variant of Packman with intrusive -s-. Americanized form of German Paxmann: perhaps from an ancient Germanic personal name formed with bag reflected by Old High German bagan ‘to fight’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Patman, Waxman, Harman, Gayman, Hayman, Putman, Parkman, Perman

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Where is the Paxman family from?

You can see how Paxman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paxman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Paxman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 44 Paxman families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Paxman's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Paxman families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paxman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paxman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Game Keeper and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Paxman. 20% of Paxman men worked as a Game Keeper and 80% of Paxman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paxman were Lorry Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Game Keeper
    20%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Lorry Driver
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Domestic Duties
    5%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Paxman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paxman 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 462 immigration records available for the last name Paxman. 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 499 military records available for the last name Paxman. For the veterans among your Paxman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paxman lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Paxman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Paxman in 1959 was 43, and 83 in 2004.

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