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Dicken Family History

Dicken Name Meaning

English (Staffordshire and Derbyshire): from the Middle English personal name Dicun Decoun a pet form of Dick . It was later altered to Dickin Dicken and Deakin and was easily confused with Deacon of which it may also be a variant. German: variant of Dick .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Picken, Dickens, Dickey, Hicken, Dieken, Dickel, Dicker, Dickes

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Where is the Dicken family from?

You can see how Dicken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dicken family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dicken families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Dicken families living in North Carolina. This was about 17% of all the recorded Dicken's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Dicken families in 1840.
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What did your Dicken ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dicken. 35% of Dicken men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Dicken women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dicken were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Cook
  • Secretary
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Dicken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dicken 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 Dicken. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Dicken. For the veterans among your Dicken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dicken lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dicken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Dicken in 1955 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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