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Origins Available: Borderlands, Irish


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

Nixon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

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

Nixon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

Nixon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Nixon arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
  • William Nixon arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
  • Sarah Nixon 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, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • George Nixon, a potter, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Eliza Nixon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [2]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, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [2]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, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [2]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, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Eliza Julia Nixon arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • W. Nixon arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Nixon, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • Martha Nixon, aged 8, 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
  • 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
  • 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

Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Joseph  Nixon (1875-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Harold Nixon, English Storekeeper from Anfield, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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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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  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
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. 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. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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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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