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The roots of the Nix family stretch back to the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands, who were the first to use their surname. It is derived from the personal name Nicholas, which was Nik, or Nikke in Old English.

Nix Early Origins



The surname Nix was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Nix Spelling Variations


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Nix Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Nixon, Nicksoun, Nickson, Nicheson, Nickson and others.

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Nix Early History


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Nix Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nix research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1588, 1662, 1646 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Nix History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nix Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nix Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Nixon, English legendary prophet of Cheshire, however, many accounts about him appear to be in conflict with each other, it is generally...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nix Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nix In Ireland


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Nix In Ireland



Some of the Nix family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nix Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Nix, who landed in New York, NY in 1836
  • Heinrich Ludwig Nix, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Henrietta R Nix, aged 25, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Henry Nix, who landed in Mississippi in 1847
  • Friedrich Nix, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nix Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Harmanus Nix U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Nix Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Nix, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney"
  • William Parfitt Nix arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Royal Albert" in 1871853
  • Mary Ann Nix arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Royal Albert" in 1871853
  • Lewis Nix arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Royal Albert" in 1871853
  • John William Nix arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Royal Albert" in 1871853

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nix (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nix (post 1700)



  • Robert Nelson Cornelius Nix Jr. (1928-2003), American Democrat politician, Justice of Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, 1971-96; Chief Justice of Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, 1984-96
  • Nicholas Nix (1978-1999), American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Mesquite, Texas, 1999
  • Robert Nelson Cornelius Nix Sr. (1898-1987), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956, 1960, 1964; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1958-79
  • Lloyd S. Nix, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 1929
  • Kirksey M. Nix, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956
  • James Nix, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1956
  • Edward G. Nix, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1908
  • Edmond A. Nix, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 10th District, 1964; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1969
  • Abit Nix (b. 1888), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940; Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1940, 1948
  • David Nix, American Republican politician, Chair of Aiken County Republican Party, 2000-04
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Nix


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Suggested Readings for the name Nix



  • The Descendants of Edward Nix of Oglethorpe County, Georgia and Butler County, Alabama by Fern Sulphin Nix.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Nix Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nix 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.

This page was last modified on 15 June 2016 at 08:24.

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