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Dickens Family History

Dickens Name Meaning
English (chiefly West Midlands): patronymic from the personal name Dicken.

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

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153,333 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,736 Military Records
6,961 Immigration Records
107,560 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Dickens Families

  • Number of Dickens families
     96 - 190
     33 - 95
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dickens families
     274 - 546
     92 - 273
     1 - 91
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dickens families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dickens census records

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Dickens Family Origin

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Dickens Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Dickens families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Dickens

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Dickens Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dickens census records

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Dickens Civil War Service Records

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