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Dixon Family History

Dixon Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Dick.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Nixon, Mixon, Don, Axon, Delon, Ligon, Damon, Wion, Simon, Dixson

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Where is the Dixon family from?

You can see how Dixon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dixon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dixon families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 5,999 Dixon families living in Yorkshire. This was about 18% of all the recorded Dixon's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Dixon families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dixon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dixon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dixon. 8% of Dixon men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Dixon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dixon were Bricklayer and Private Means.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Farmer
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Bricklayer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Dixon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dixon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 117,000 immigration records available for the last name Dixon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 153,000 military records available for the last name Dixon. For the veterans among your Dixon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dixon lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dixon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dixon in 1941 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

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