The roots of the Nyxoun 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 Nyxoun family
The surname Nyxoun 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 Nyxoun family
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Nyxoun Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Nixon, Nicksoun, Nickson, Nicheson, Nickson and others.
Early Notables of the Nyxoun family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Nixon, English legendary prophet of Cheshire
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Migration of the Nyxoun family to Ireland
Some of the Nyxoun family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Nyxoun family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Nickson, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1683 with his wife Marjory and six sons and three daughters; George Nixon, who was on record in New York in 1760.