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Hix Family History

Hix Name Meaning

English: variant of Hicks. German: from a pet form of a Germanic personal name formed with hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Hild, Hils, Hilt, Six, Tix, Nix, Heit, Mix, Ris, Dix

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Where is the Hix family from?

You can see how Hix families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hix family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hix families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Hix families living in Ontario. This was about 72% of all the recorded Hix's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hix families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hix surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hix ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hix. 28% of Hix men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hix women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hix were Truck Driver and Laborer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Hix. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hix 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 921 immigration records available for the last name Hix. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Hix. For the veterans among your Hix ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hix lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Hix life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hix in 1948 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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