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Dixson Family History

Dixson Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Dixon.

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


Similar surnames: Wixson, Dison, Hixson, Mixson, Hixon, Wixon, Axson, Bilson, Dyson

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Where is the Dixson family from?

You can see how Dixson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dixson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dixson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 108 Dixson families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Dixson's in the UK. London had the highest population of Dixson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dixson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dixson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Stevedore Shipping and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dixson. 28% of Dixson men worked as a Stevedore Shipping and 82% of Dixson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dixson were Wharf Labourer and Housewife.

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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

  • Stevedore Shipping
    28%
  • Steel Roller Heavy Worker
    19%
  • General Labourer
    19%
  • Wharf Labourer
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic Help
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Dixson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dixson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dixson. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Dixson. For the veterans among your Dixson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dixson lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dixson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Dixson in 1947 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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