Dickson Family History

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Dickson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Dick.

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

Similar surnames: Wickson, Dickinson, Rickson, Hickson, Nickson, Jackson, Dicks

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Dickson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dickson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dickson. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Dickson Family Origin

Where is the Dickson family from?

Dickson Family Occupations

What did your Dickson ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Dickson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 418,000 census records available for the last name Dickson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dickson 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 84,000 immigration records available for the last name Dickson. 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 58,000 military records available for the last name Dickson. For the veterans among your Dickson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dickson Life Expectancy

What is the average Dickson lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dickson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dickson in 1941 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dickson 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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