History of your Surname
Get access to Nix family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Nix Family History

Nix Surname Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Nicholas (German Nikolaus). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Nioclais ‘son of Nicholas’ which was taken by some Limerick families named Woulfe . German: nickname from Middle High German nickes(e) nixe ‘water sprite’. English: variant of Nick with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mix, Hix, Dax, Niss, Enix, New, Nee, Noe, Knox, Nino

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Nix family from?

You can see how Nix families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nix family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nix families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 144 Nix families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Nix's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Nix families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nix surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nix ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Nix. 23% of Nix men worked as a General Labourer and 82% of Nix women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nix were Bus Driver and Housewife. .

View Census Data for Nix | Data not to scale

*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
  • Wood Machinist
  • Farm Labourer
  • Bus Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Nix family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Nix. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nix census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Nix

Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Nix. 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.

View all Nix immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Nix. For the veterans among your Nix ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Nix military records

You've only scratched the surface of Nix family history

Discover More

What is the average Nix lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Nix life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Nix in 1940 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nix

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Nix family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Nix last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial