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Dicks Family History

Dicks Name Meaning

English (West Midlands and Wales): patronymic from the personal name Dick.

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


Similar surnames: Dilks, Wicks, Dick, Hicks, Dirks, Ricks, Dicke, Dickes, Pinks, Icke

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Where is the Dicks family from?

You can see how Dicks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dicks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dicks families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 18 Dicks families living in Indiana. This was about 18% of all the recorded Dicks's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Dicks families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dicks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dicks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dicks. 19% of Dicks men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Dicks women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dicks were Farm Laborer and Housewife.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Dicks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dicks 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Dicks. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Dicks. For the veterans among your Dicks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dicks lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Dicks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dicks in 1948 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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