Nixon Family History

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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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Nixon Family Origin

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Nixon Family Occupations

What did your Nixon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nixon. A less common occupation for the Nixon family was Farmer Son. The most common Nixon occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Nixon's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Labourer

  • Farmer Son


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

Nixon Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 32,000 immigration records available for the last name Nixon. 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 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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Nixon Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nixon 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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