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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Heinrich Ludwig Nix, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henrietta R Nix, aged 25, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henry Nix, who landed in Mississippi in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Friedrich Nix, aged 30, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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 [2]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, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml
  • William Parfitt Nix, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Royal Albert" in 1871853
  • Mary Ann Nix, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Royal Albert" in 1871853
  • Lewis Nix, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Royal Albert" in 1871853
  • John William Nix, who 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)



  • Bern Nix (1947-2017), American jazz guitarist
  • Charles "Buddy" Nix (b. 1939), American former General Manager of the Buffalo Bills (2010-2013)
  • Jayson Truitt Edward Nix (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball utility player for the Tampa Bay Rays
  • Robert Nelson Cornelius "N.C." Nix Sr. (1897-1987), American politician, first African American to represent Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives (1963-1979)
  • Robert Nelson Cornelius "N. C." Nix Jr. (1928-2003), U.S. Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1984 to 1996
  • Wendi Nix (b. 1974), American ESPN analyst
  • Dyron Nix (1967-2013), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Laynce Nix (b. 1980), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Don Nix (b. 1941), American songwriter, composer, arranger, musician, and author
  • David Nix, American Republican politician, Chair of Aiken County Republican Party, 2000-04 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (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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Nix Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. 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.

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