First name origin & meaning:
Old German: Father of peace
First name variations: Aksell, Ax, Axel, Aksel
Last 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
- In some cases perhaps an
altered form of German Axt.
- A George Axe is recorded in VA in 1679.
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