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Hickman Family History

Hickman Name Meaning
English (chiefly West Midlands): occupational name denoting the servant (Middle English man) of a man called Hick. According to Reaney and Wilson, Hickman was also used as a medieval personal name. This surname has long been established in Ireland, notably in County Clare. In the U.S., it could be an altered spelling of German Hickmann, a variant of Hick 4.

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

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347,537 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
42,362 Military Records
13,820 Immigration Records
235,240 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Hickman Families

  • Number of Hickman families
     200 - 398
     67 - 199
     1 - 66
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hickman families
     644 - 1,286
     215 - 643
     1 - 214
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hickman families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hickman Family Origin

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Hickman Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hickman

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Hickman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Hickman Civil War Service Records

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