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Dick Family History

Dick Name Meaning
Scottish and English: from a short form of Richard. Although found in every part of Britain, the form Dick is especially common in Scotland, and it was from there, in the 17th century, that the surname was taken to northern Ireland.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German dic(ke) ‘thick’, ‘strong’, ‘stout’, or in the case of the Jewish name from modern German dick ‘fat’ or Yiddish dik.German: topographic name for someone who lived by a thicket or patch of thick undergrowth, from Middle High German dicke, a special use of dic(ke) ‘thick’.North German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name Theodicho, formed with theud ‘people’, ‘race’.

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

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Name Distribution of Dick Families

  • Number of Dick families
     252 - 501
     85 - 251
     1 - 84
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dick families
     186 - 370
     63 - 185
     1 - 62
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dick families
     883 - 1,763
     295 - 882
     1 - 294
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dick Family Origin

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Dick Immigration Information

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Dick Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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