Hickson Family History

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Hickson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Hick. This surname has also been established in the Irish county of Kerry since the 17th century.

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

Similar surnames: Hickman, Dickson, Wickson, Hinkson, Nickson, Jackson, Hicks, Hudson

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Hickson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hickson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hickson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Hickson Family Origin

Where is the Hickson family from?

Hickson Family Occupations

What did your Hickson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hickson. A less common occupation for the Hickson family was Keeping House. The most common Hickson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Hickson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Hickson Historical Records

What Hickson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Hickson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hickson 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 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Hickson. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hickson. For the veterans among your Hickson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hickson Life Expectancy

What is the average Hickson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hickson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hickson in 1945 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hickson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hickson 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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