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Nick Family History

Nick Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Nick a pet form of Nichol and Nicholas . South German: from a pet form of the personal name Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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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Where is the Nick family from?

You can see how Nick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nick families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Nick families living in Virginia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Nick's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Nick families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nick. 24% of Nick men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Nick women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nick were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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