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Detrick Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Dietrich or Dutch Diederik (see Dederick).

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


Similar surnames: Deitrick, Deatrick, Derick, Detrich, Dietrick, Tetrick, Derrick

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Where is the Detrick family from?

You can see how Detrick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Detrick family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Detrick families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 36 Detrick families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 62% of all the recorded Detrick's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Detrick families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Detrick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Detrick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Detrick. 18% of Detrick men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Detrick women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Detrick were Clerk and Housework.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Detrick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Detrick 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 712 immigration records available for the last name Detrick. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Detrick. For the veterans among your Detrick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Detrick lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Detrick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Detrick in 1945 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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