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Bicker Name Meaning

Dutch and German: occupational name for a stonemason or someone who used or made pickaxes or chisel, from bicke ‘pickaxe’, ‘chisel’ + the agent suffix -er. Compare Bick. English: occupational name for a beekeeper, Middle English biker (from Old English bicere). Bees were important in medieval England because their honey provided the only means of sweetening food (sugar being a more recent importation); honey was also used in preserving. English: habitational name from Bicker in Lincolnshire or Byker in Tyne and Wear, both named with the Old English preposition bi ‘by’, ‘beside’ + Old Norse kjarr ‘wet ground’, ‘brushwood’.

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


Similar surnames: Picker, Dicker, Bickel, Bick, Wicker, Backer, Becker, Bricker, Vicker

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Where is the Bicker family from?

You can see how Bicker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bicker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bicker families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Bicker families living in New York. This was about 55% of all the recorded Bicker's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Bicker families in 1840.
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What did your Bicker ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmworker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bicker. 27% of Bicker men worked as a Farmworker and 74% of Bicker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bicker were General Farm Worker and Housewife.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmworker
    27%
  • Cowman
    11%
  • Stockman
    11%
  • General Farm Worker
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bicker. 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 Bicker. For the veterans among your Bicker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bicker lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bicker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bicker in 1962 was 75, and 65 in 2004.

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