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Fosdick Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Fosdyke Lincolnshire so called from the genitive case of the Old English byname Fōt meaning ‘foot’ (or the Old Norse cognate Fótr) + Old English dīc ‘ditch dike’ (see Ditch ). This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Goswick, Elswick, Norrick, Nordick, Novick, Farwick, Frick, Bostwick

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Where is the Fosdick family from?

You can see how Fosdick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fosdick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fosdick families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 34 Fosdick families living in New York. This was about 51% of all the recorded Fosdick's in USA. New York had the highest population of Fosdick families in 1840.
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What did your Fosdick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fosdick. 22% of Fosdick men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Fosdick women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fosdick were Proprietor and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 833 immigration records available for the last name Fosdick. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Fosdick. For the veterans among your Fosdick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fosdick lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fosdick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Fosdick in 1946 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

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