The roots of the Nixson 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 Nixson family
The surname Nixson 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 Nixson family
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Nixson Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Nixon, Nicksoun, Nickson, Nicheson, Nickson and others.
Early Notables of the Nixson 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 Nixson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nixson family to Ireland
Some of the Nixson 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.
Migration of the Nixson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Nixson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Ralph Nixson, who arrived in Maryland in 1669 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)