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Origins of the Yaxley surname

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About the Yaxleys

We have a total number of 5293 records for people with the last name Yaxley.

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Where do most Yaxleys live?

In 1921, most Yaxleys lived in East.

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Interesting facts about Yaxleys

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We have 5,010 records for the Yaxley surname. The oldest one dates back to 1194.

Who were Yaxleys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Yaxley first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Yaxleys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Yaxleys in 1921


Domestic Servant




General Servant Domestic




Common Male occupations for Yaxleys in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer






General Labourer


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