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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

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

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

Who were Yaxleys most likely to marry?

Smiths

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Coxs

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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
Dressmaker

22

Domestic Servant

16

Laundress

15

General Servant Domestic

13

Tailoress

12

Common Male occupations for Yaxleys in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

45

Farm Labourer

31

Carpenter

25

Blacksmith

18

General Labourer

17

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