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Nixon Name Meaning

Northern English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Nik(k)e, a short form of Nicholas. French: variant of a contracted form of Nickesson, a pet form of Nick, from Nicolas.

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

Similar surnames: Dixon, Mixon, Nix, Sion, Nino, Ison, Moxon, Biron, Simon, Nelon

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Where is the Nixon family from?

You can see how Nixon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nixon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nixon families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 1,430 Nixon families living in Lancashire. This was about 18% of all the recorded Nixon's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Nixon families in 1891.
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What did your Nixon 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 Nixon. 9% of Nixon men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Nixon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nixon were Colliery Hewer and Domestic Servant.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Incapacitated
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 316,000 census records available for the last name Nixon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nixon 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 32,000 immigration records available for the last name Nixon. 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 52,000 military records available for the last name Nixon. For the veterans among your Nixon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nixon lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Nixon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Nixon in 1941 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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