Dickerson Family History

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Dickerson Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): patronymic from a pet form of Dick 1.

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

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

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Dickerson Family Origin

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Dickerson Family Occupations

What did your Dickerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dickerson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Dickerson's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dickerson. A less common occupation for the Dickerson family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Dickerson Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Dickerson Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dickerson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dickerson 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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