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Nixon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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.


Early Origins of the Nixon family


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.

Early History of the Nixon family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nixon research.
Another 95 words (7 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.

Nixon Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Nixon family (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.

Migration of the Nixon family to Ireland


Some of the Nixon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 70 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Nixon family to the New World and Oceana


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.)

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.)

Historic Events for the Nixon family



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 [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 [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 [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 explosion [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

HMS Royal Oak

  • Harry Nixon (1920-1939), British Stoker 2nd Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

RMS Lusitania

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

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


  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. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  7. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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