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Dix Family History

Dix Name Meaning

English: variant of Dicks . German and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name German Benediktus Dutch Benedictus (see Benedict ) or from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with theud ‘people race’ (see Dietrich ).

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


Similar surnames: Fix, Hix, Dax, Dia, Six, Dux, Nix, Dixie, Dinn, Dial

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Where is the Dix family from?

You can see how Dix families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dix family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dix families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Dix families living in Massachusetts. This was about 18% of all the recorded Dix's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Dix families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dix surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dix ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dix. 18% of Dix men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Dix women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dix were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Dix. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dix census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Dix. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Dix. For the veterans among your Dix ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dix lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dix life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dix in 1946 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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