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Dickson Family History

Dickson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Dick + son.

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


Similar surnames: Wickson, Dickinson, Rickson, Hickson, Nickson, Jackson, Dicks

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Where is the Dickson family from?

You can see how Dickson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dickson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dickson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 134 Dickson families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 17% of all the recorded Dickson's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dickson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dickson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dickson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dickson. 17% of Dickson men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Dickson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dickson were Clerk and Cook. .

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Cook
    6%
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Census Records

There are 418,000 census records available for the last name Dickson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dickson 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 84,000 immigration records available for the last name Dickson. 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 58,000 military records available for the last name Dickson. For the veterans among your Dickson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dickson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dickson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dickson in 1941 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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