Meaning and Origin of: Axe
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First name origins & meanings:
- Old German : Father of peace
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English : evidently a metonymic occupational name for a woodman. A further possible origin is from the French place name element Ax (etymologically identical to Aix), from Latin aquis (dative or ablative plural) ‘near the waters’, denoting a spa.
- In some cases perhaps an altered form of German Axt.
- A George Axe is recorded in VA in 1679.