Dixon Family History

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Dixon Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Dick.

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


Similar surnames: Nixon, Mixon, Don, Axon, Delon, Ligon, Damon, Wion, Simon, Dixson

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Dixon Family Origin

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Dixon Family Occupations

What did your Dixon ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dixon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dixon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dixon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dixon 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dixon. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dixon. For the veterans among your Dixon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dixon Life Expectancy

What is the average Dixon lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dixon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dixon in 1941 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dixon ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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