When William Nix was born in 1787, in South Carolina, United States, his father, John Nix, was 31 and his mother, Winnifred A Reed, was 23. He married Permelia Barnes on 23 February 1808, in Christian, Kentucky, United States. He died in 1870, at the age of 83.
German and Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Nicholas (German Nikolaus).
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Nioclais ‘son of Nicholas’, which was taken by some Limerick families named Woulfe .
German: nickname from Middle High German nickes(e), nixe ‘water sprite’.
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