Dick Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a short form of Richard. Although found in every part of Britain, the form Dick is especially common in Scotland, and it was from there, in the 17th century, that the surname was taken to northern Ireland. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German dic(ke) ‘thick’, ‘strong’, ‘stout’, or in the case of the Jewish name from modern German dick ‘fat’ or Yiddish dik. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a thicket or patch of thick undergrowth, from Middle High German dicke, a special use of dic(ke) ‘thick’. North German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name Theodicho, formed with theud ‘people’, ‘race’.

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


Similar surnames: Mick, Duck, Bick, Pick, Wick, Hick, Deck, Dicke, Eick, Dieck

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Dick Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Dick occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Dick's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dick family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dick.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Dick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dick in 1942 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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