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Nixon Name Meaning

English (northern) Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Nik(k)e a short form of Nicholas . This is a famous Scottish Borders surname which has also been established in Ireland since the Plantation of Ulster during the 17th century. Americanized form of Finnish Nissinen an old eastern Finnish surname from the personal name Nissi a pet form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ) + the surname suffix -nen.

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

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 USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 510 Nixon families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Nixon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nixon families in 1911.
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What did your Nixon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Nixon. 46% of Nixon men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Nixon women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nixon were Labourer and Nurse. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Income
  • Nurse
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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 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 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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