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Hick Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Hicke, a pet form of Richard. The substitution of H- as the initial resulted from the inability of the English to cope with the velar Norman R-. Dutch: from a pet form of a Germanic personal name, such as Icco or Hikke (a Frisian derivative of a compound name with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’). East German: from a derivative of a Slavic pet form of Heinrich. South German: from Hiko, a pet form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Wick, Huck, Hock, Dick, Bick, Nick, Heck, Sick, Lick, Pick

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Where is the Hick family from?

You can see how Hick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hick families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Hick families living in New York. This was about 22% of all the recorded Hick's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Hick families in 1840.
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What did your Hick ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hick. 11% of Hick men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Hick women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hick were Clerk and Domestic Duties.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Bricklayer
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hick. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hick. For the veterans among your Hick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hick lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hick in 1953 was 68, and 68 in 2004.

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