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Dickerson Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): post-medieval form of Dickeson a shortened form of Dickenson .

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

Similar surnames: Nickerson, Dickinson, Nickeson, Dickenson, Jinkerson, Dicker, Dicken

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Where is the Dickerson family from?

You can see how Dickerson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dickerson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dickerson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 117 Dickerson families living in New York. This was about 16% of all the recorded Dickerson's in USA. New York had the highest population of Dickerson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dickerson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dickerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dickerson. 20% of Dickerson men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Dickerson women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dickerson were Farm Laborer and Cook. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 206,000 census records available for the last name Dickerson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dickerson 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Dickerson. 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 43,000 military records available for the last name Dickerson. For the veterans among your Dickerson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dickerson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dickerson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dickerson in 1940 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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