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Nickerson Name Meaning

English (Norfolk and Lincolnshire): variant of Nixon in which trisyllabic Nickeson has been spelled Nickerson. English: alternatively a variant of Nicholson with /r/ substituted for /l/.

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

Similar surnames: Nickeson, Dickerson, Nickson, Nichelson, Hickerson, Jinkerson

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Where is the Nickerson family from?

You can see how Nickerson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nickerson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nickerson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 281 Nickerson families living in Massachusetts. This was about 54% of all the recorded Nickerson's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Nickerson families in 1840.
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What did your Nickerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nickerson. 18% of Nickerson men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Nickerson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nickerson were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Nickerson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nickerson 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Nickerson. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Nickerson. For the veterans among your Nickerson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nickerson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nickerson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nickerson in 1944 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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