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Six Name Meaning

German: variant of Sixt and in North America (also) an altered form of this. Flemish and Dutch: patronymic from Sicke a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name containing the element sigi ‘victory’. It is also found in France (mainly Nord). French: nickname from Old French six ‘six’ denoting the sixth child of a family or perhaps a lucky person who often throws a six in dice games.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Sax, Hix, Sia, Fix, Sim, Sion, Mir, Sik, Si, Vix

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You can see how Six families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Six family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Six families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Six families living in Ohio. This was about 30% of all the recorded Six's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Six families in 1840.
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What did your Six ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Six. 22% of Six men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Six women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Six were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Miner
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Six. 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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There are 48,000 military records available for the last name Six. For the veterans among your Six ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Six lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Six life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Six in 1949 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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