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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.