Boy name origins & meanings
- Old German : Father of peace
Family name origins & meanings
- 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.