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The NIXON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 36,037 877 0.013 134
United States (1880 census) 8,570 700 0.017 171
Change since 1880 +27467 -177 -0.004 -37
Other Countries
Australia 2,748 572 0.017 168
United Kingdom 12,700 463 0.028 277
Top States for NIXON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 2,899 928 0.014 139
North Carolina 2,484 471 0.031 309
Florida 2,348 884 0.015 147
California 2,334 1459 0.007 69
Ohio 1,695 791 0.015 149
Top States for NIXON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 2,484 471 0.031 309
Alabama 1,337 580 0.030 301
Oklahoma 737 647 0.021 214
Georgia 1,654 667 0.020 202
Louisiana 885 762 0.020 198


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called NIXON live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called NIXON represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called NIXON in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a NIXON by picking someone at random in North Carolina than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of NIXON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the NIXON surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the NIXON surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of NIXON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 681 1.89
Mixed Race 631 1.75
Native American/Alaskan 231 0.64
Asian/Pacific 151 0.42
White (Caucasian) 23,590 65.46
Black/African American 10,757 29.85

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the NIXON surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of NIXON in historical publications

NIXON. See Nicholas.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to NIXON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NIXON.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for NIXON

The following words are slight variants of NIXON that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.