Dickenson Family History

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Dickenson Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): patronymic from the personal name Dicken.

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

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

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Dickenson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dickenson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dickenson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Dickenson Family Origin

Where is the Dickenson family from?

Dickenson Family Occupations

What did your Dickenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dickenson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Dickenson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dickenson family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dickenson.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dickenson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dickenson Historical Records

What Dickenson family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Dickenson Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dickenson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dickenson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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