Six Name Meaning

French and German: from a personal name (Latin Sixtus, a variant of Sextus ‘sixth(-born)’), borne by various saints and popes in the early centuries of the Christian era, and subsequently adopted in their honor. French: nickname from Old French six ‘six’ (Latin sex), given for some anecdotal reason now lost; the surnames Deux (‘two’), Huit (‘eight’), and Dix (‘ten’) also exist, but all are rare.

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


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

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Six Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Six name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    56%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

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Six Family Origin

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Six Family Occupations

What did your Six ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Six. A less common occupation for the Six family was Farming. The most common Six occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Six's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Farming

    5%

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Six Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Six Life Expectancy

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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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