Dixson Family History

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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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Dixson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dixson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dixson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Dixson Family Origin

Where is the Dixson family from?

Dixson Family Occupations

What did your Dixson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dixson. The most common Dixson occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Dixson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dixson family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Servant

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dixson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dixson Historical Records

What Dixson family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dixson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Dixson Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dixson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dixson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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