Nix Name Meaning

English, German, and Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Nicholas (German Nikolaus). Irish (County Limerick): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Nioceais ‘son of Nicholas’, which was taken by some Limerick families named Woulfe. German (southern and Upper Rhine): from a nickname from Middle High German nickes(e), nixe ‘water sprite’.

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


Similar surnames: Mix, Hix, Dax, Niss, Enix, New, Nee, Noe, Knox, Nino

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Nix Family Origin

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Nix Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, the most common Nix occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Nix's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nix family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nix.

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Nix Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Nix life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Nix in 1940 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

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