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Dixon Family History

Dixon Name Meaning
Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Dick.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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1,597,190 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
146,995 Military Records
106,630 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Dixon Families

  • Number of Dixon families
     640 - 1,278
     214 - 639
     1 - 213
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dixon families
     3,001 - 5,999
     1,001 - 3,000
     1 - 1,000
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dixon families
     154 - 306
     52 - 153
     1 - 51
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dixon census records

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Dixon Family Origin

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Dixon Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Dixon

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Dixon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dixon census records

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Dixon Civil War Service Records

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