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Dickinson Family History

Dickinson Name Meaning
Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Dicken, Dickin, a pet form of Dick.

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

2,218,796 Historical Documents with Dickinson on Ancestry.com
595,369 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
44,628 Military Records
43,928 Immigration Records
350,849 Census and Voter Lists
1,184,022 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dickinson Families

  • Number of Dickinson families
     246 - 490
     83 - 245
     1 - 82
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dickinson families
     2,027 - 4,052
     676 - 2,026
     1 - 675
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dickinson families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dickinson Family Origin

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Dickinson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Dickinson

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Dickinson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dickinson census records

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Dickinson Civil War Service Records

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