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Dickison Name Meaning

Scottish (Roxburghshire): shortened form of Dickenson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dickeson, Dickason, Dickinson, Nickson, Dickson, Hickmon, Davison

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Where is the Dickison family from?

You can see how Dickison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dickison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dickison families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Dickison families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Dickison's in USA. New York had the highest population of Dickison families in 1840.
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What did your Dickison ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dickison. 31% of Dickison men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Dickison women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dickison were Carpenter and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Dickison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dickison census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 704 immigration records available for the last name Dickison. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dickison. For the veterans among your Dickison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dickison lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dickison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dickison in 1950 was 46, and 84 in 2004.

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