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Chico Family History

Chico Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from chico ‘small’, ‘young’ (of uncertain origin, perhaps from Latin ciccum ‘trifle’), applied as a nickname for a small man, or for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name. Portuguese: from a pet form of the personal name Francisco, a vernacular form of Franciscus (see Francis).

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


Similar surnames: Chino, Chica, Chick, Hick, Chirico, Amico, Child, Cunico, Charo, Chao

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Where is the Chico family from?

You can see how Chico families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chico family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Chico families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Chico family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Chico's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Chico families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chico surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chico ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chico. 43% of Chico men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Chico women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chico were Labrador and Cocinera. .

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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
    43%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Labrador
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    34%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Cocinera
    17%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Chico. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chico 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Chico. 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 635 military records available for the last name Chico. For the veterans among your Chico ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chico lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Chico life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Chico in 1953 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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