Alexander Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Alexander Name Meaning: This surname is taken from the personal name 'Alexander', & is classical 'Greek' for 'Alexandros'.This most likely meant 'repulser of men' i.e 'enemy',a defender of 'mankind'.

The name was very popular in the middle ages mainly due to a well known conqueror 'Alexander the great'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Alexander Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Alexander family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 224
Independent 178
Female Servant 165
Labourer 85
Male Servant 59
Shoe Maker 33
Farmer 29
Dress Maker 25
Carpenter 24
Pupil 23
Ag Labourer 22
Tailor 21
Mariner 18
Weaver 17
Gardener 17
Clerk 15
Grocer 13
Soldier 13
Servant 12
Independant 12
Pauper 12
Coal Miner 12
Baker 11
Merchant 11
Painter 10

Alexander Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Alexander 100% 63,500
2 Alexandra 78% 764
3 Alexandre 78% 558
4 Allexander 90% 396
5 Alaxander 89% 129

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The surname Alexander is the most popular version of all its varients

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