Nick Family History

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Nick Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Nicholas. South German and Dutch: from a pet form of the personal name Nikolaus (see Nicholas). Jewish (American): Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish names.

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

Similar surnames: Hick, Dick, Bick, Wick, Mick, Fick, Lick, Sick, Rick, Nack

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Nick Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nick name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Nick Family Origin

Where is the Nick family from?

Nick Family Occupations

What did your Nick ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nick occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Nick's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nick family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nick.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Nick Historical Records

What Nick family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Nick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nick 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nick. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Nick. For the veterans among your Nick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nick Life Expectancy

What is the average Nick lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Nick in 1944 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nick 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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