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Multiple Origins for the Surname Nixon


Borderlands


The roots of the Nixon 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.

Nixon Early Origins



The surname Nixon 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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Nixon Spelling Variations


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Nixon Spelling Variations



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

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Nixon Early History


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Nixon Early History



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

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Nixon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nixon 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 Nixon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nixon In Ireland


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Nixon In Ireland



Some of the Nixon 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:

Nixon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Nixon, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1685 [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)

Nixon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Kath Nixon, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [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 Nixon, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [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)
  • George Nixon, who was on record in New York in 1760
  • Robert Spencer Nixon, who landed in America in 1793 [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)

Nixon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Nixon, who arrived in America in 1802 [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)
  • Robert Nixon, who landed in America in 1803 [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)
  • Mary Nixon, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [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)
  • Andrew Nixon, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1818
  • John Nixon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [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.)

Nixon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Nixon, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Allan Nixon U.E., (Allen) 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

Nixon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Nixon, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
  • William Nixon, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
  • Sarah Nixon, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834

Nixon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Nixon, a shipwright, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • George Nixon, a potter, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Eliza Nixon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Henry Nixon a policeman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Henry Nixon a surveyor, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nixon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Nixon, aged 23, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Eliza Julia Nixon, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • W. Nixon, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Nixon, aged 29, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Martha Nixon, aged 8, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nixon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nixon (post 1700)



  • Russell Eugene "Rus" Nixon (1935-2016), American Major League Baseball catcher, coach and manager
  • Agnes Nixon (1922-2016), née Eckhardt, an American five-time Writers' Guild of America Award winning and five-time Daytime Emmy Award winning television writer and producer
  • Marni Nixon (1930-2016), born Margaret Nixon McEathron, an American soprano and playback singer, best known for dubbing the singing voices of leading actresses in the films The King and I, West Side Story and My Fair Lady
  • David Nixon (b. 1985), American NFL football linebacker
  • Marian Nixon (1904-1983), born Marian Nissinen, American film actress
  • Jeremiah Wilson "Jay" Nixon (b. 1956), American politician, the 55th Governor of the U.S. state of Missouri
  • Cynthia Ellen Nixon (b. 1966), American two-time Emmy Award, Tony Award, and Grammy Award winning actress, best known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City (1998–2004)
  • John Nixon (1724-1815), American brigadier general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War
  • Otis Junior Nixon Jr. (b. 1959), American retired Major League Baseball center fielder and switch-hitter
  • Christopher Trotman Nixon (b. 1974), American retired Major League Baseball right fielder
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Nixon Historic Events


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Nixon Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Master Leslie Nixon (1913-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Calgary, Alberta, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  • Miss Emma J Nixon (1911-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Calgary, Alberta, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  • Mrs. Ethel Mary Nixon (1885-1914), née Jeffrey Canadian Third Class Passenger from Calgary, Alberta, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Joseph  Nixon (1875-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlanti c. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Harold Nixon, English Storekeeper from Anfield, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Suggested Readings for the name Nixon


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Suggested Readings for the name Nixon



  • The Ancestry of Richard Milhous Nixon by Raymond Martin Bell.
  • Nixon Family Memorials by Jean White Cox.
  • The Nixons: An American Family by Edwin Palmer Hoyt.

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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  4. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  5. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. 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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  11. ...

The Nixon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nixon 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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