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The surname Mix is likely patronymic in origin, derived from the personal name of the father of the original bearer. In this case, Mix comes from a short form of Mikusch, which in turn comes from the Slavic personal name Mikolaj. The surname Mix's association with western Germany and the lands that were once Silesia and Lusatia, now part of Poland, explains it Slavic origin.

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The surname Mix was first found in Silesia, Lusatia, and Saxony, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Early mentions of the name Mix in records include Mikusch in Breslau in 1346, Mikusch Schoppe in Niess in 1414, and Niclas Mickisch in Görlitz in 1490.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Micksch, Micka, Micke, Mick, Mix, Mickusch, Mickan, Mickat, Mika, Mikulas, Mukula, Mikes, Mikulasek, Micka, Miska, Misek and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mix research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1656, 1660, 1721, 1690, 1761, 1707, 1717 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Mix History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mix Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mix Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Stephen Mix, who landed in New England in 1690

Mix Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Alwina Mix, aged 19, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1876
  • Gottlieb Mix, aged 18, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1876
  • Johann Mix, aged 21, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1876
  • Friedrich Mix, aged 64, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893

Mix Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Mr. Joseph Mix U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 242 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA
  • Mrs. Etté Mix U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 308 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA
  • Master. Barney Mix S. U.E (b. 1771), aged 12 who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 340 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA

Mix Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Edward Mix, who landed in Canada in 1832

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  • Tom Edwin Mix (1880-1940), American film actor and the star of over 330 early Western movies. He was Hollywood’s first Western superstar
  • John Mix, Polish-American author mentioned in 1940
  • B J Mix, Polish-American politician in 1939
  • Art Mix, American screen actor in the 1930s


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The Mix Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mix Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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