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Hicks Family History

Hicks Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Hick 1. This is a widespread surname in England, and is common in the southwest and southern Wales. Dutch and German: patronymic from Hick. Compare Hix.

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


Similar surnames: Heck, Ricks, Hick, Dicks, Nicks, Hinks, Wicks, Bick, Hucks, Bucks

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Where is the Hicks family from?

You can see how Hicks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hicks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hicks families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 349 Hicks families living in New York. This was about 22% of all the recorded Hicks's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hicks families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hicks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hicks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hicks. 19% of Hicks men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Hicks women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hicks were Truck Driver and Cook.

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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
    17%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Cook
    6%
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Census Records

There are 799,000 census records available for the last name Hicks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hicks 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 53,000 immigration records available for the last name Hicks. 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 137,000 military records available for the last name Hicks. For the veterans among your Hicks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hicks lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hicks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hicks in 1940 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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