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Dickes Name Meaning

English and German: variant of Dicks .

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


Similar surnames: Dicker, Dicke, Dieker, Wicker, Dickert, Dickel, Dicken, Wickes, Ickes

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Where is the Dickes family from?

You can see how Dickes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dickes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dickes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Dickes families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 42% of all the recorded Dickes's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dickes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dickes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dickes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dickes. 22% of Dickes men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Dickes women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dickes were Farming and Fruit Packer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Fruit Packer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Dickes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dickes 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 469 immigration records available for the last name Dickes. 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 782 military records available for the last name Dickes. For the veterans among your Dickes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dickes lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dickes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dickes in 1950 was 51, and 60 in 2004.

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