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Bick Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from Middle Dutch and Middle High German bicke ‘pickaxe’ or ‘chisel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a stonemason or someone who made or worked with such tools. German: from a pet form of the personal name Burkhart. English: of uncertain origin, perhaps from the Old English personal name Bicca. Alternatively, Reaney suggests it may be from Middle English bike ‘nest of wild bees or wasps’ and hence a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper. Compare Bicker. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): German or English spelling of eastern Yiddish bik, Polish byk, or Russian byk, all meaning ‘ox’ or ‘bull’. This may be a translation of Shor.

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


Similar surnames: Pick, Beck, Blick, Back, Buck, Brick, Dick, Mick, Wick, Rock

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You can see how Bick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bick families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Bick families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Bick's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bick families in 1840.
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What did your Bick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bick. 17% of Bick men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Bick women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bick were Clerk and Clerk.

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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What is the average Bick lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bick in 1943 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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