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Dickenson Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Dicun a pet form of Richard (see Dicken ) + son.

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


Similar surnames: Dickinson, Dickens, Dickerson, Mickelson, Dickson, Mickens, Wickson

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Where is the Dickenson family from?

You can see how Dickenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dickenson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dickenson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 61 Dickenson families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Dickenson's in USA. New York had the highest population of Dickenson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dickenson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dickenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dickenson. 19% of Dickenson men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Dickenson women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dickenson were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 124,000 census records available for the last name Dickenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dickenson 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Dickenson. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Dickenson. For the veterans among your Dickenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dickenson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dickenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Dickenson in 1945 was 49, and 69 in 2004.

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