Dix Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Dick.

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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Dix Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dix name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dix. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Dix Family Origin

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Dix Family Occupations

What did your Dix ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dix. A less common occupation for the Dix family was Farming. The most common Dix occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Dix's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Dix Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Dix Life Expectancy

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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