Chickering Family History

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Chickering Name Meaning

English: unexplained. It is known that the Chickering(e)s or Chickring(e)s who were in Dedham, MA, by c.1670 were originally from Wrentham, Suffolk. However, only four Chickerings (all in Staffordshire) and one Chickring (from Devon) were recorded in the 1881 British census and the surname since seems to have died out altogether in the British Isles.

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

Similar surnames: Pickering, Hocking, Hering, Hickling, Shiring, Picking, Spiering

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Chickering Family Origin

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Chickering Family Occupations

What did your Chickering ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chickering. A less common occupation for the Chickering family was Carpenter. The most common Chickering occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Chickering's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chickering ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chickering Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Chickering. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chickering census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Chickering. 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 Card

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

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Chickering Life Expectancy

What is the average Chickering lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Chickering life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Chickering in 1953 was 47, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chickering

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chickering ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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